Macedonia is the largest and second most populous region of Greece. Macedonia is divided into three peripheries - West, Central and East Macedonia, comprising thirteen prefectures or nomoi. It covers an area of some 34,231 km² (13,217 square miles) and it has a population of 2,625,681.Its capital and largest city is Thessaloniki. The Greeks who live there are called Macedonians. The name probably derives from the greek adjective makednós, meaning "tall".
"Macedonia is also Greece" - Stravon-geographer 1st century B.C.