Today, Reka region has 10.000 inhabitants. Main occupation of these people was (and still is) cattle breeding and working abroad. People from Reka are famous fresco-painters, wood carvers, and mosaic-makers. Today, they are well-known facadiers, builders (bricklayers), tile masters, and mosaic-makers in Italy and in Western Europe. It is interesting to point the fact that in 1920's there was a pipeline that was transporting the milk from the bigger villages to the diaries. Cheeses and hard cheeses from the Reka region, using the Thessalonica Port, were exported all the way to North America. Before the World War II, there were 2.5 million sheep and the same number of goats, as well as more than 150.000 horses in the Reka region. They presented strong economic potential, which provided good life for more than 17.000 inhabitants in the region, known as Galičnik district at that time.
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