Chaidari

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Chaïdari
Χαϊδάρι
Location
Chaïdari is located in Greece
Chaïdari
Chaïdari
Coordinates 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Athens
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 46,897
 - Area: 22.655 km2 (9 sq mi)
 - Density: 2,070 /km2 (5,361 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 95 m (312 ft)
Postal code: 125 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.haidari.gr

Chaidari (Greek, modern: Χαϊδάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: Χαϊδάριον), is a suburb in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. It is situated west of central Athens, and north of Piraeus.

Geography[edit]

The geography of the municipality of Chaidari is diverse: the eastern part, where the town Chaidari is situated, is densely populated and forms a continuous built up area with the inner suburbs of Athens. The rocky Aigaleo hills run through the central part of the municipality. The pine forest of Dafni and the Daphni Monastery lie on the eastern slopes of Aigaleo. The westernmost part of Chaidari is the small industrial port town Skaramagkas, on the Saronic Gulf near Eleusis. The main roads of Chaidari are the Greek National Road 8 (the old road from Athens to Corinth) and the Iera odos.

History[edit]

Concentration camp[edit]

View of Palataki tower in Chaidari

The Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel in Haidari during the Axis Occupation of Greece from September 1943 to September 1944.

The camp is now a monument to the Greek Resistance.

Sights of Interest[edit]

See also[edit]

Historical population[edit]

Year Town Municipality
1981 - 47,396
1991 44,831 47,437
2001 45,227 46,276
2011 45,642 46,897

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