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From the middle of the 19th century, the history of Kavala was synonymous to the production and trade of tobacco. The location of Kavala, as much as the exceptional quality of the produced tobacco in the area, put Kavala in the centre of international tobacco trade. The port of the city was always busy, with ships from the whole Mediterranean, Black Sea, Russia, Rumania, Arabia, England, Holland, Scandinavia, USA and Canada. Consulates and big Commercial Houses from all the European countries were settled in Kavala and had a big influence in the city?s architecture, economical and social life. All these changes rendered necessary the construction of many tobacco factories, all along the sea front of the city. It was only then, that the residents of Kavala started tentatively to build houses and stores outside the historical core of the peninsula of Panagia and take part in the rapidly developing economy.
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