Kozani, the City of Book

The Municipality of Kozani is located in the Region of West Macedonia, which is bounded by lakes, lignite mines and the mountains Vermio and Bourinos. Kozani was established in 1912 after the liberation of the city from the Ottoman Empire. The city of Kozani is the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the wider region. It is the main energy producing area of Greece as it provides around 50% of the total country’s power via lignite CHP units, which provide the necessary heat to the city’s district heating network.



square km of land




books, rare publications, valuable documents and rare copies of Rigas Feraios Charter stored in the Municipal library


year when the villagers of Kozani, Kósdiani, first settled