Aspropyrgos

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Aspropyrgos
Ασπρόπυργος
Location
Aspropyrgos is located in Greece
Aspropyrgos
Aspropyrgos
Coordinates 38°4′N 23°35′E / 38.067°N 23.583°E / 38.067; 23.583Coordinates: 38°4′N 23°35′E / 38.067°N 23.583°E / 38.067; 23.583
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Attica
Mayor: Nikólaos Meletíou  (ND)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 30,251
 - Area: 101.98 km2 (39 sq mi)
 - Density: 297 /km2 (768 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 9 m (30 ft)
Postal code: 193 00
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.aspropyrgos.gr

Aspropyrgos (Greek: Ασπρόπυργος) is a suburb of Athens, and a municipality in the West Attica regional unit, Attica, Greece. The municipality had a population of 30,251 at the 2011 census.

Etymology[edit]

The name 'Aspropyrgos' is derived from the Greek words άσπρο, meaning 'white', and πύργος, meaning 'castle' or 'tower'.

Geography[edit]

Aspropyrgos is located 15 km northwest of the city center of Athens in the Thriasian Plain. It is 5 km northeast of Eleusis, near the Saronic Gulf coast. Mount Parnitha forms its northern border, and the Aigaleo hills its southeastern border. The Eleusis Military Airbase lies to its west. The main street is Dimokratias ('Democracy') Avenue. Aspropyrgos can be accessed from the Motorway 6 (Eleusis - Athens) and the Motorway 65 (Ano Liosia - Aspropyrgos). The industrial area is in the southeastern part of Aspropyrgos. The Aspropyrgos railway station is served by Proastiakos trains from the Athens International Airport to Kiato (Peloponnese).

Industry[edit]

The Aspropyrgos Refinery, south of the city, has been producing oil for many years. It is the largest in Greece, with an annual capacity of 135,000 bbl/d (21,500 m3/d). As a consequence, pollution has been a problem for years. The refinery includes depots in the southern and eastern parts, and some in the western part and at a dock to the southwest.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 12,541
1991 15,715
2001 27,741
2011 30,251

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