Macedonia is one of the richer regions of Greece. Its geophysical outline divides the area in three regions: Westerner, Central and Eastern Macedonia. Each region has its own economic structure. Central Macedonia is the richer and most efficient region. It includes the most bountiful plain of the country, that of Thessalonica, supplying the whole country with its produce. Livestock farming, even though it is adequately developed, it plays a secondary role in this area. Central Macedonia is considered one of the first industrial regions of the country, with main centers Thessalonica, Veria, Edessa and Naoussa.
Eastern Macedonia is a tobacco-growing region. Here is produced first quality tobacco, known well all over the world. Also livestock-farming is developed, mainly that of big animals. The inferior terrain of Western Macedonia and the relatively difficult climatic conditions, do not allow efficient cultivation of the land. Therefore agricultural activities are combined with the advanced livestock farming. Fishery is also developed in the region. Seafaring fishery does not exist in this part of the land because Western Macedonia is landlocked; Fishery however exists in Macedonia’s sweet waters (lakes, rivers).