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Vourinos (Greek: Βούρινος) is a mountain range covering the eastern Grevena and southern Kozani regional units in Greece. Its highest elevation is 1,866 metres (6,122 ft).[1] Its length is approximately 30 km (19 mi) from northwest to southeast. It is drained by the river Aliakmonas and its tributaries. There are forests on the northern slopes and the lower areas, the higher elevations are covered with grasslands. The nearest mountain ranges are Askio to the north and Kamvounia to the southeast.

Vourinos
Βούρινος
Panoramic Mpourinos.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,866 m (6,122 ft) [1]
ListingList of mountains in Greece
Coordinates40°10′33″N 21°40′21″E / 40.17583°N 21.67250°E / 40.17583; 21.67250Coordinates: 40°10′33″N 21°40′21″E / 40.17583°N 21.67250°E / 40.17583; 21.67250
Naming
PronunciationGreek: [ˈvurinos]
Geography
Vourinos is located in Greece
Vourinos
Vourinos
Location in Greece
LocationWest Macedonia, Greece

The nearest villages are Chromio to the east, Palaiokastro to the northwest and Pontini to the southwest. The nearest larger towns are Grevena to the west and Kozani to the northeast. The Egnatia Odos motorway (Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli) and the Greek National Road 20 (Kozani - Konitsa - Ioannina) pass along its northern edge.

HistoryEdit

The mountain is known for being one of the two revolutionary outbreaks of the Macedonian Revolution of 1878, demanding the union of Macedonia (then still under the control of the Ottoman Empire) with Greece.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Oreivatein.com
  2. ^ Ourselves and Others: The Development of a Greek Macedonian Cultural Identity Since 1912, Peter Mackridge, Eleni Yannakakis, Berg, 1997, ISBN 1859731384, pp. 7-8.