Pella (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Πέλλας, Πέλλα) is one
of the regional units of Greece, in the geographic region of Macedonia. It is
part of the Region of Central Macedonia. The capital of Pella is Edessa while
the largest city and industrial and commercial center is Giannitsa. Other
important centers are the towns Krya Vrisi, Aridea and Skidra.
The mountains lie to the north and the southwest
especially the Vermio mountains, the Voras mountains to the northwest and the
Paiko mountains to the northeast. The southernmost portion is flat and in the
ancient times, it was a gulf connected with the Aegean Sea, the elevation does
not succeed about 5 to 10 m (16 to 33 ft) above sea level.
Pella is bounded by the prefectures of Kilkis to the
northeast, Thessaloniki to the east, Imathia to the south, Kozani to the
southwest, by Lake Vegoritida to the southwest, and by Florina to the west. On
the north, it is bounded by the national border between Greece and the Republic
The southern part of the regional unit has many orchards.
Agriculture once represented its main industry, today, manufacturing, services
and other businesses dominates about 70% of its industry.