Aliákmon

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Aliákmon

(älēäk`môn), longest river of Greece, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in the mountains near Lake Préspa, N Greece, and flowing SE then NE into the Thermaic Gulf. The river waters an agricultural region; Kastoría and Véroia are along its course. The Aliákmon forms the western portion of the extensive Vardar River delta. It is also known as the Vistrítsa River.
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In describing the encampment of Xerxes' army on the coast from Therme to the mouth of the Haliacmon Herodotus remarked that the joint waters of the rivers Ludias and Haliacmon(2) formed the boundary between 'the territory Bottiaeis' and 'the territory Macedonis' (7.
Macedonia' included the coastal area from Therme at the head of the Thermaic Gulf to the mouth of the Haliacmon river (7.
To summarize, 'Macedonia' was the name of the homeland between the lowest reach of the Haliacmon and the southern foothills of Lower Olympus both before and after the pre-Temenid era.