Markopoulo Mesogaias

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Markopoulo Mesogaias
Μαρκόπουλο Μεσογαίας
Location
Markopoulo Mesogaias is located in Greece
Markopoulo Mesogaias
Markopoulo Mesogaias
Coordinates 37°53′N 23°56′E / 37.883°N 23.933°E / 37.883; 23.933Coordinates: 37°53′N 23°56′E / 37.883°N 23.933°E / 37.883; 23.933
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Mayor: Sotiris Methenitis
(since: 2011)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 20,040
 - Area: 81.84 km2 (32 sq mi)
 - Density: 245 /km2 (634 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 80 m (262 ft)
Postal code: 190 03
Telephone: 22990
Auto: Z
Website
www.markopoulo.gr

Markopoulo Mesogaias (Greek: Μαρκόπουλο Μεσογαίας) is a suburban town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece.

Geography[edit]

The municipality Markopoulo Mesogaias is situated in the Mesogaia plain, in the eastern part of the Attica peninsula, and touches the Aegean Sea coast in the east, where the port town Porto Rafti is located. The town Markopoulo is in the western part of the municipality, at about 80 m elevation. It is 5 km north of Kalyvia Thorikou, 6 km east of Koropi and 21 km southeast of Athens city centre. Greek National Road 89 (Gerakas - Koropi - Lavrio - Sounio) passes through Markopoulo. Athens International Airport is 4 km north of the town. Markopoulo had a railway station on the Athens–Lavrion Railway, which closed for passenger traffic in 1957.

Settlements[edit]

  • Agía Triáda (2011 census pop. 218)
  • Vravróna, ancient Brauron (pop. 195) - located in the northeast by the Aegean Sea
  • Chamoliá (pop. 185)
  • Koulidás (pop. 243)
  • Markópoulo (pop. 9,513) - the municipal seat
  • Poriá (pop. 0)
  • Porto Rafti or Limín Markopoúlou (pop. 9,686)

Sports[edit]

Markopoulo was the home to two venues of the 2004 Summer Olympics: the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre and the Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre.

Markopoulo's women volleyball team plays in the A1 Ethniki Women's Volleyball, the highest level national competition.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 9,388
1991 14,499
2001 15,608
2011 20,040

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]