Chalandri

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Chalandri
Χαλάνδρι
Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
Location
Chalandri is located in Greece
Chalandri
Chalandri
Coordinates 38°1′N 23°48′E / 38.017°N 23.800°E / 38.017; 23.800Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°48′E / 38.017°N 23.800°E / 38.017; 23.800
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: North Athens
Mayor: Georgios Kourasis  (ND)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 74,192
 - Area: 10.805 km2 (4 sq mi)
 - Density: 6,866 /km2 (17,784 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 152 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.halandri.gr

Chalandri (Greek: Χαλάνδρι, Ancient Greek: Φλύα, Phlya) is a suburb in the northern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. It is a municipality of the Attica region.

Geography[edit]

Chalandri is a suburb in Northern Athens, around 12 kilometres (7 miles) from the centre; its location corresponds with one of the 10 ancient demes (boroughs) of Athens, known as Phlya (Greek: Φλύα). Chalandri was a small village until the rapid expansion of Athens during the 1960s and 1970s. Its built-up area is now continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Filothei, Marousi, Vrilissia, Agia Paraskevi, Cholargos, Neo Psychiko and Psychiko. Nevertheless, it has still a high ratio of open green areas per citizen in the Athens agglomeration. Several embassies are based in Chalandri. It is one of the largest suburbs in terms of population, with more than 70,000 residents. It holds an independent municipality status since 1944. Chalandri is served by the Chalandri metro station.

A working class political protest in Chalandri calling for the boycott of the local bookshop Evripidis, after an employee was fired allegedly for her political activism

Quarters[edit]

  • Agia Varvara
  • Ano Chalandri
  • Ano Neo Chalandri
  • Neo Chalandri
  • Kato Chalandri
  • Patima
  • Metamorfosi
  • Polydroso
  • Toufa (or Fragoklisia)
  • Sidera
  • Synoikismos

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 54,320
1991 66,285
2001 71,684
2011 74,192
Ano Chalandri

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chalandri has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[2]

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