Ano Liosia

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Ano Liosia
Άνω Λιόσια
View of Athens from Ano Liosia
View of Athens from Ano Liosia
Location
Ano Liosia is located in Greece
Ano Liosia
Ano Liosia
Coordinates 38°5′N 23°42′E / 38.083°N 23.700°E / 38.083; 23.700Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°42′E / 38.083°N 23.700°E / 38.083; 23.700
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Attica
Municipality: Fyli
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 33,565
 - Area: 38.447 km2 (15 sq mi)
 - Density: 873 /km2 (2,261 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 160 m (525 ft)
Postal code: 133 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.liosia.gr

Ano Liosia (Greek: Άνω Λιόσια) is a suburb and a former municipality in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Fyli, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Ano Liosia lies in the eastern part of West Attica, between the mountains Parnitha to its north and Aigaleo to its southwest. It is 3 km west of Acharnes, 3 km north of Kamatero, 4 km southeast of Fyli, 10 km east of Aspropyrgos and 11 km north of Athens city centre.

Transportation[edit]

Ano Liosia Proastiakos station

The Ano Liosia railway station is served by Proastiakos trains to the Athens International Airport and to Kiato in the Peloponnese. The railway station on the old metric Piraeus–Patras railway is now closed. Ano Liosia is connected to the rest of Athens by various bus lines, most notably the B12 and E42 lines. Motorway 6 runs south of the town.

History[edit]

On September 7, 1999, the 1999 Athens earthquake damaged between one hundred and a thousand homes. The 2007 Greek forest fires devastated the nearby forests. A remarkable number of Romani live in the area.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1951 1,660
1961 3,348
1971 11,388
1981 16,862
1991 21,397
2001 26,423
2011 33,565

Sports[edit]

The 11th International Chess Tournament took place in Ano Liosia in 2001. The following sports teams are based in Ano Liosia:

Sports venues:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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