Holargos

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Holargos
Χολαργός
Holargos is located in Greece
Holargos
Holargos
Coordinates: 38°0′N 23°48′E / 38.000°N 23.800°E / 38.000; 23.800Coordinates: 38°0′N 23°48′E / 38.000°N 23.800°E / 38.000; 23.800
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Municipality Papagou-Holargos
Districts 1
 • Municipal unit 3.950 km2 (1.525 sq mi)
Elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 30,840
 • Municipal unit density 7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 155 61, 155 62
Area code(s) 210 65
Vehicle registration I, Y, Z

Holargos (Greek: Χολαργός) is an affluent suburb of Athens, Greece, located northeast of the city center and about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away from Syntagma Square. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Papagou-Holargos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The main thoroughfare is Mesogeion Avenue, which connects Holargos with central Athens and the northern beltway Motorway 6.

Holargos was the name of a deme of ancient Attica. The most prominent citizen of ancient Holargos was Pericles. Holargos was part of the community of Chalandri until 1933, when it became a separate community. It became a municipality in 1963.[3]

International Relations[edit]

Holargos is twinned with:

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 31,703
1991 33,691
2001 32,166
2011 30,840

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The headquarters of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks are in Holargos.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ EETAA local government changes
  4. ^ "Contact." Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. Retrieved on 16 January 2013. "Addr 2, Anastaseos Str and Tsigante, Postal Code 101 91, Holargos (next to metro station "Ethniki Amina")" - Address in Greek: "Διεύθυνση Αναστάσεως 2 και Τσιγάντε, Τ.Κ 101 91, Παπάγου (δίπλα στη στάση του μετρό "Εθνική Άμυνα")"