Ilioupoli

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Ilioupoli
Ηλιούπολη
2011 Dimos Ilioupolis.png
Ilioupoli is located in Greece
Ilioupoli
Ilioupoli
Coordinates: 37°56′N 23°45′E / 37.933°N 23.750°E / 37.933; 23.750Coordinates: 37°56′N 23°45′E / 37.933°N 23.750°E / 37.933; 23.750
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Central Athens
Area
 • Municipality 12.724 km2 (4.913 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 78,153
 • Municipality density 6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 163 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.ilioupoli.gr

Ilioupoli (Greek: Ηλιούπολη, meaning "sun city") is a suburban municipality in the southeastern part of the Athens metropolitan area, Greece. It was named after the ancient city Heliopolis in Egypt. Urban development of Ilioupoli started around 1924, when Greek refugees from Asia Minor settled there. Ilioupoli is twinned with Novi Sad (Serbia) and Larnaca (Cyprus).[2]

Geography[edit]

Ilioupoli is 6 km (4 mi) southeast of Athens city centre. It lies at the western foot of the forested Hymettus mountain, which covers the eastern half of the municipality. Its built-up area is continuous with those of neighbouring suburbs Ymittos, Agios Dimitrios, Alimos and Argyroupoli. The main thoroughfares are Vouliagmenis Avenue, which connects Ilioupoli with central Athens, and Venizelou Avenue, which connects with Motorway 64. Ilioupoli station is served by Line 2 of the Athens Metro. Ilioupoli is also linked by bus to downtown Athens (OASA 237 line), to Glyfada (OASA 140 line) and Piraeus (OASA 218 line).

Ilioupoli is subdivided into 11 quarters: Agia Marina, Agia Mavra, Agia Paraskevi, Agios Konstantinos-Kanaria, Ano Ilioupoli, Astynomika-Panorama, Kato Ilioupoli, Kentro, Nisaki, Typografika and Chalikaki. Ilioupoli has an uncommon street plan, characterised by 5 sets of concentric circular or oval streets.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 69,560
1991 75,037
2001 75,904
2011 78,153

Landmarks[edit]

  • Anapsiktirio "Demetrios Kintis"
  • Plateia Iroon (Iroon Square)
  • Koimisi tis Theotokou Church
  • Kentriki Plateia (Central Square)
  • The Stouggaris Building (Sophia the fox, big one)
  • Plateia Kanaria (Kanaria Square)
  • Plateia Flemingk (Fleming Square)

Sports[edit]

Ilioupoli is the seat of the clubs Charavgiakos, club founded in 1949 and Ilioupoli F.C., club founded in 1953.

Sport clubs based in Ilioupoli
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Charavgiakos 1949 Football , Basketball Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki, in football
Ilioupoli F.C. 1953 Football , Basketball and other sports Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki, in football

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