Imathia (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ημαθίας, Ημαθία) is one of the regional
units of the region of Central Macedonia. The capital of Imathia is the city of
Veroia. The regional unit borders on Pieria to the south, Kozani to the west,
Pella to the north and Thessaloniki to the east.
The northeastern part of Imathia, along the lower course
of the river Aliakmonas, is a vast agricultural plain known as Kampania or
The area is known for the production of fruit crops such
as peach and strawberry.
Much of the population lives in this plain, where the
towns Alexandreia and Veroia are situated.
Imathia has a short shoreline on the Thermaic Gulf around
the mouth of the Aliakmonas.
The mountainous western part of Imathia is covered by the
Vermio Mountains, reaching 2,052 m near Naousa. The Pierian Mountains reach
into the southern part of Imathia, south of the Aliakmonas.
Imathia has a mainly Mediterranean climate with warm, dry
summers and mild, wet winters.