Fyli

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Fyli
Φυλή
Location
Fyli is located in Greece
Fyli
Fyli
Coordinates 38°6′N 23°40′E / 38.100°N 23.667°E / 38.100; 23.667Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°40′E / 38.100°N 23.667°E / 38.100; 23.667
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Attica
Mayor: Bouraimis Dimitrios  (PASOK)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 45,965
 - Area: 111.3 km2 (43 sq mi)
 - Density: 413 /km2 (1,070 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,946
 - Area: 69.28 km2 (27 sq mi)
 - Density: 43 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 330 m (1,083 ft)
Postal code: 133 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z (as of 2006)

Fyli (Greek: Φυλή) is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Attica, Greece. It lies in the northeastern corner of the West Attica regional unit, and is a suburb of Athens. The seat of the municipality is the town Ano Liosia.[2]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Fyli was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Geography[edit]

Fyli is situated in the southern foothills of the mountains of Parnitha, and northeast of the plain of Eleusis. It is 4 km northeast of Ano Liosia, 8 km northeast of Aspropyrgos and 14 km northwest of Athens city centre. Motorway 6 passes south of the town.

Population[edit]

Year Municipal unit Municipality
1981 2,135 -
1991 2,925 -
2001 2,947 -
2011 2,946 45,965

History[edit]

A group of exiles from Athens, led by Thrasybulus, seized Phyle in 404 BC. They were defeated at the Battle of Munichia near Piraeus. Fyli suffered some damage from the 2007 Greek forest fires.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)