Marousi

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Marousi
Μαρούσι
From top left:Kifisias avenue,Syntrivaniou square,Neoclassical houses,The Square at the Train Station
From top left:Kifisias avenue,Syntrivaniou square,Neoclassical houses,The Square at the Train Station
Marousi is located in Greece
Marousi
Marousi
Coordinates: 38°03′N 23°48′E / 38.050°N 23.800°E / 38.050; 23.800Coordinates: 38°03′N 23°48′E / 38.050°N 23.800°E / 38.050; 23.800
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Government
 • Mayor Giοrgos Patoulis (ND)
Area
 • Municipality 12.938 km2 (4.995 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 72,333
 • Municipality density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 151 xx
Area code(s) 21
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.maroussi.gr

Marousi or Maroussi (Greek: Μαρούσι, also Αμαρούσιο Amarousio) is a suburban city in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Amarousio dates back to the era of the ancient Athenian Republic; its ancient name was Athmonon, and it represented one of the 10 Athenian sub-cities. The area held a main ancient temple, where Amarysia Artemis, the goddess of hunting, was adored, and the city's modern name derives from that of the goddess, Amarysia, which denotes the origin of the worship back in Amarynthos, Euboea.

Geography[edit]

Marousi is situated 13 km northeast of Athens city centre. The built-up area of Marousi is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Pefki, Kifisia, Vrilissia and Chalandri. Within Marousi lies the biggest forest in urban Athens, "Dasos Syngrou" (also "Alsos Syggrou"). The Athens Olympic Sports Complex, the largest sports complex in Greece, built for the 2004 Summer Olympics, is located in the southwestern part of the municipality.

The main thoroughfare is Kifisias Avenue, which connects Marousi with central Athens and the northern beltway Motorway 6. Marousi has 4 stations on Athens Metro Line 1, and two Proastiakos commuter railway stations: Nerantziotissa station and Kifisias railway station.

Marousi is also home to a number of prestigious public (Peiramatiko Lyceum Anavryton) and private educational institutions.

Economy[edit]

Marousi's favourable infrastructure (Motorway 6, Athens Metro, Proastiakos rail) has led to strong economic growth. The main offices of the Greek subsidiaries of several multinational corporations, including Kodak, Bayer, Kimberly-Clark, Siemens, Microsoft and Nestlé, and the ANT1 television studios are located in Marousi. The managing office of Consolidated Contractors Company, a large Middle Eastern and International EPC Contractor, is located in Marousi. The Mall Athens, one of the largest shopping centres in southeastern Europe, is situated in the southwestern part of Marousi.[citation needed]

Vivartia has its head office in Marousi.[2]

Education[edit]

The new building of Greek Ministry of Education is located in Marousi, in the district Neratziotissa. In the same district is located the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, a Greek university. The German School of Athens is also located in Marousi.[3]

Sports[edit]

Maroussi is the place of Greek Olympic Sport Center. It is located in the southwest of the suburb, in an area that is named Kalogreza. Maroussi has also some sport gymnasium such as Dais Indoor Hall[4] and Maroussi Indoor Hall[5] that are used by local teams. Local teams are Maroussi B.C. with long-time presence in A1 Ethniki Basketball and A.C. Doukas with many titles in Handball and Futsal. Very often the Olympic Stadium is used as home stadium by famous clubs of Greek football, such as AEK, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.

Sport clubs based in Maroussi
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Maroussi B.C. 1950 Basketball European cup in Basketball.
A.C. Doukas 1979 Basketball, Handball, Futsal and other sports Panhellenic titles in Handball and Futsal
Triton Maroussi 1994 Water Polo Presence in A1 Ethniki women
Marousi 2004 1998 Baseball Panhellenic titles in baseball

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 48,151
1991 64,092
2001 69,470
2011 72,333

Twin cities[edit]

Marousi is twinned with the following cities:

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ "Contact" (Archive). Vivartia. Retrieved on 6 June 2014. "VIVARTIA 10, Ziridi str 15123 – MAROUSI" - Address in Greek (Archive): "VIVARTIA ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΩΝ Α.Ε. Ζηρίδη 10 15123 – ΜΑΡΟΥΣΙ-ΑΘΗΝΑ"
  3. ^ "Kontakt." German School of Athens. Retrieved on 17 January 2015. "Dimokritou 6 & Ziridi GR 151 23 Maroussi"
  4. ^ "Dais Indoor Hall". daiscenter.gr. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Κλειστό Αμαρουσίου". stadia.gr. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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