Keratsini

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Keratsini
Κερατσίνι
View of Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
View of Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
Keratsini is located in Greece
Keratsini
Keratsini
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Piraeus
Municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona
 • Municipal unit 7.601 km2 (2.935 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 77,077
 • Municipal unit density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 187 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.keratsini.gr

Keratsini (Greek: Κερατσίνι) is a suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Keratsini is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 3 km northwest of Piraeus city centre and about 10 kilometres (6 miles) west of Athens city centre. The coastal area consists mainly of port facilities, part of the Port of Piraeus.

Culture[edit]

Keratsini has its own non-professional choir (mixed voices, SATB). It has participated many times in festivals all around Greece. The town has its own choir festival called international song festival.

Historical population[edit]

Year Municipality
1981 74,179
1991 71,982
2001 76,102
2011 77,077

International relations[edit]

Keratsini is twinned with Prešov, Slovakia, since 1994.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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