Nea Filadelfeia

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Nea Filadelfeia
Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια
Dekelias Ave
Dekelias Ave
Nea Filadelfeia is located in Greece
Nea Filadelfeia
Nea Filadelfeia
Coordinates: 38°2.2′N 23°44.2′E / 38.0367°N 23.7367°E / 38.0367; 23.7367Coordinates: 38°2.2′N 23°44.2′E / 38.0367°N 23.7367°E / 38.0367; 23.7367
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Central Athens
Municipality Filadelfeia-Chalkidona
 • Municipal unit 2.850 km2 (1.100 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 25,734
 • Municipal unit density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 143 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.neafiladelfeia.gr

Nea Filadelfeia (Greek: Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια, meaning New Philadelphia) is a suburb of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Filadelfeia-Chalkidona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] It was named after the Anatolian city Filadelfeia, now Alaşehir in Turkey, and it was settled by Greek refugees from Asia Minor after the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).

Geography[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia is a northern suburb of Athens, 6 km north of the city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with that of Athens and the surrounding suburbs Nea Chalkidona, Agioi Anargyroi, Acharnes, Metamorfosi and Nea Ionia. Motorway 1 (Athens - Thessaloniki) and Greek National Road 1 pass through the town.

Nea Filadelfeia has a large park, Alsos Neas Filadelfias, which covers 0.48 km2. The park formerly hosted a large zoo.

Education[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia has 9 primary schools, 4 secondary schools (one of them is athletic type) and 3 high schools. Among them is the 3rd High School of Nea Filadelfia "Miltos Kountouras".

Sports[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia hosts the famous clubs AEK Athens and Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia. The AEK sports club was established in Nea Filadelfeia in 1924. In particular, the Nikos Goumas Stadium was the home ground of AEK Athens FC from 1930 to 2003. The Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia sports club is renowned in Greece and abroad for its handball, volleyball and basketball achievements.

Sport clubs based in Nea Filadelfeia
Club Founded Sports Achievements
AEK Athens 1924 Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Futsal and other One of the most successful Greek clubs with many domestic and Europeans titles
Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia 1930 Basketball, Volleyball, Handball and other Panhellenic titles in volleyball and handball
FEA Filadelfeia/Chalkidona 1989 Basketball Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki women

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 25,320
1991 25,261
2001 24,112
2011 25,734

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nea Filadelfeia, like most of Athens, has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[3] Winters are mild with mean January temperatures above 8 degrees celsius, while summers can be particularly hot with mean maximum July temperatures in their mid 30's. Nea Filadelfeia is notorious in Greece for its summer heat and according to H.N.M.S it registers Greece's highest mean maximum summer temperatures for the period 1955-1997.In June 2007 the H.N.M.S station of Filadelfeia has registered 47.5°C. [1].For the 1985-2014 period the mean maximum July temperature for Nea Filadelfeia stands at 34.7°C [2] [3]


Climate data for Nea Filadelfia, 136 m asl (1955-1997)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.5
(56.3)
15.7
(60.3)
20.2
(68.4)
26.0
(78.8)
31.1
(88)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
29.2
(84.6)
23.3
(73.9)
18.1
(64.6)
14.1
(57.4)
22.53
(72.58)
Average low °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.4
(41.7)
6.7
(44.1)
9.6
(49.3)
13.9
(57)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
20.7
(69.3)
17.3
(63.1)
13.4
(56.1)
9.8
(49.6)
6.8
(44.2)
12.32
(54.17)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
46.7
(1.839)
40.7
(1.602)
30.8
(1.213)
22.7
(0.894)
10.6
(0.417)
5.8
(0.228)
6.0
(0.236)
13.9
(0.547)
52.6
(2.071)
58.3
(2.295)
69.1
(2.72)
414.1
(16.302)
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[4]

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Nea Filadelfeia, Greece
  4. ^ "Climatological Information for Nea Filadelfia, Greece", HNMS climatological table, web: [4].

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