Korydallos

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Korydallos
Κορυδαλλός
Location
Korydallos is located in Greece
Korydallos
Korydallos
Coordinates 37°59′N 23°39′E / 37.983°N 23.650°E / 37.983; 23.650Coordinates: 37°59′N 23°39′E / 37.983°N 23.650°E / 37.983; 23.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: Piraeus
Mayor: Stavros Kasimatis  (PASOK)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 63,445
 - Area: 4.324 km2 (2 sq mi)
 - Density: 14,673 /km2 (38,002 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 30 m (98 ft)
Postal code: 181 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.korydallos.gr

Korydallos (Greek: Κορυδαλλός;[2] Latin: Corydallus) is a municipality in the Piraeus regional unit, Greece. It is a northern suburb of Piraeus.

Geography[edit]

Korydallos is situated southeast of the mountain Aegaleo. It is located 7 km west of central Athens and 3 km north of Piraeus. The main street Taxiarchon has become a well known shopping center with many fashion shops and boutiques.

History[edit]

Korydallos was founded in ancient times, and was one of the 100 municipalities in ancient Attica at the end of the 6th century BC. Theophilos Corydalleus (1563–1646) was a philosopher who lived in Corydallos. 200 years later, Korydallos was known as Koutsoukari after the property owner of the greater area, Emmanouil Koutsikaris. After that it was renamed into Pachy after the next owner (Pachinas). In 1923, the town was renamed back into its ancient name, Korydallos. The population in 1928 was 2,500. Korydallos was part of the municipality of Piraeus until 1934, when it became a separate community. It was elevated to municipality status in 1946.[3] The city now boasts a population of 63,000.

Historical population[edit]

Year Municipality
1981 61,313
1991 63,184
2001 67,456
2011 63,445

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Known as Παχύ, Pachy from the 1860s till 1923.
  3. ^ EETAA local government changes

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