Chalandri

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Chalandri
Χαλάνδρι
Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
Proastiakos Station of Doukissis Plakentias at Chalandri
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Government
 • Mayor Georgios Kourasis (ND)
Area
 • Municipality 10.805 km2 (4.172 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 74,192
 • Municipality density 6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 152 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration 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]

Culture[edit]

Education[edit]

American Community Schools is located in Chalandri.[3]

Sports[edit]

Sport clubs of Chalandri with presence in Greek national divisions are AE Chalandriou (Athlitiki Enosi Chalandriou), GS Chalandriou (Gymnastikos Syllogos Chalandriou) and Nireas Chalandriou.

Sport clubs based in Chalandri
Club Founded Sports Achievements
AE Chalandriou 1939 Football Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
GS Chalandriou 1981 Basketball Presence in Beta Ethniki basketball
Nireas Chalandriou 1989 Water Polo Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Climate Summary for Chalandri, Greece
  3. ^ "Contact Us." American Community Schools. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "129 Aghias Paraskevis Ave. & Kazantzaki Street Halandri 15234, Athens Greece"

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