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Thessaloniki

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Thessaloniki

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At a Glance

Founded around 315 BC, the City of Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia. The city was named after the wife of King Cassander of Macedon, 'Thessalonike'. It is well-known as the birthplace of the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle, and as the place where the Apostle Paul set up an early church. Geographically, it was located on the ancient Via Egnatia road that connected the Adriatic Sea and the city of Byzantium (now Istanbul). Besides Athens, it is the only city in Greece with universities.

Mayor Hur, Nam-sik of Busan Metropolitan City and Mayor Vassilios Papageorgopoulos of Thessaloniki City signed a Sister-city Agreement at Busan City Hall on March 8, 2010.

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