Kavala (Greek: ÊáâÜëá) is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit.
It is situated on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thasos.
Kavala is located on the Egnatia motorway and is an one and a half-hour drive to Thessaloniki (160 kilometres (99 miles) west)
and forty minutes drive to Drama (37 km (23 miles) north)
and Xanthi (56 km (35 miles) east).
Its nickname is The cyan city (Ç ãáëÜæéá ðüëç).
The municipality of Kavala was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units.
The population of the new municipality is 70.501!
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