Egaleo

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Egaleo
Αιγάλεω
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Location
Egaleo is located in Greece
Egaleo
Egaleo
Coordinates 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678Coordinates: 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Athens
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 69,946
 - Area: 6.450 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - Density: 10,844 /km2 (28,087 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 50 m (164 ft)
Postal code: 122 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.egaleo.gr

Aigaleo (Greek: Αιγάλεω pronounced [eˈɣaleo]) is a municipality in the western part of the Athens aglomeration, Greece. It takes its name from Mount Egaleo. Its population was 69,946 at the 2011 census.

Geography[edit]

Aigaleo is situated 4 km west of Athens city centre. It is southeast of Mount Egaleo. The Cephissus river flows through the industrialized eastern part of the municipality; about 1/4 of its area is taken up by factory developments. The town is served by a Athens Metro station: Egaleo metro station. The Motorway 1 (Athens-Thessaloniki) passes through the town.

Aigaleo consists of the quarters Kato Aigaleo, Neo Aigaleo, Damarakia, Lioumi, Rosika, Agios Spyridonas and Agios Georgios.

History[edit]

The municipal park of Egaleo, Athens

Aigaleo was part of the municipality of Athens until 1934, when it became a separate community. It was raised to municipality status in 1943.[2]

Most of its citizens are workers.[citation needed] The city's present mayor is Christos Kardaras.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1940 17,686 (community)
1951 29,464
1961 57,840
1971 79,961
1981 81,906
1991 78,563
2001 74,046
2011 69,946

Mayors[edit]

  • Athanasios Papadopoulos (First president of the Community "Nees Kidonies")
  • Giorgos Kourousis
  • Ioannis Batzakidis (1944)
  • Aggelos Kouvelos (1947–49)
  • Apostolos Stigas (1951–54)
  • Stavros Mavrothalassitis (1955–67, 1974–78)
  • Orfeas Tzanetopoulos (appointed by the military government, 1967–74)
  • Panos Spiliopoulos (1979–86, 1991–94)
  • Ioannis Mistakopoulos (1987–90, 1995–2002)
  • Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (2003–2010)
  • Christos Kardaras (2010-)

People[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football teams:

Basketball teams:

International relations[edit]

Aigaleo is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes

Sources[edit]

  • "Τέχνης έργα και πρόσωπα του Αιγάλεω" (Published by the Municipality of Egaleo)
  • "Εξήντα χρόνια τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση στο Αιγάλεω" (Nikolaos Mihiotis)
  • "Απ' τις Νέες Κυδωνίες στο Δήμο Αιγάλεω" (Eugenia Bournova)

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