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Vardar (värˈdär) [key], river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in the Šar Planina, Macedonia, and flowing northeast then southeast in a fertile valley, past Skopje, through NE Greece to the Aegean Sea near Thessaloníki. The Vardar valley forms part of the principal corridor of the Balkan Peninsula.

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