Florina (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Φλώρινας, Φλώρινα) is
one of the regional units of the region of West Macedonia. Its capital is the
town of Florina.
Florina borders the regional units of Pella to the east,
Kozani to the south and Kastoriá to the southwest. At the Greek international
borders, it is adjacent to Albania (Korçë County) to the west, the Republic of
Macedonia (Bitola and Resen municipalities) to the north and Lake Prespa to the
northwest. The lake of Big Prespa is the meeting point of three countries, the
tri-national. Lake Vegoritida is situated in the east.
Mountains in the regional unit include Verno (2,128 m or
6,982 ft), Varnous (2,117 m or 6,946 ft) and Voras (2,524 m or 8,281 ft).
Florina is rich in agriculture. The main production are
peppers, beans and peaches. Beans are produced near Lake Prespa.
The climate is purely continental, with cold winters, many
snow and rainfall and an average annual temperature 1,5 ° C, although there is
a perceptible difference between the three uplands of Amyntaio, Florina and
A diverse range of dialects are spoken in the regional
unit alongside the official standard and local Macedonian varieties of Greek.
Many people speak the local Macedonian Slavic dialects and especially the Lower
Prespa dialect and the Prilep-Bitola dialect.