Nea Makri

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Nea Makri
Νέα Μάκρη
Nea Makri.jpg
Location
Nea Makri is located in Greece
Nea Makri
Nea Makri
Coordinates 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Municipality: Marathon
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 16,670
 - Area: 36.662 km2 (14 sq mi)
 - Density: 455 /km2 (1,178 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation: 0 m ­(0 ft)
Postal code: 190 05
Telephone: 22940
Auto: Z
Website
www.neamakri.gr

Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη) is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nea Makri is situated on the coast of the Petalioi Gulf, a gulf of the Aegean Sea, in the easternmost part of the Attica peninsula. It is 7 km north of Rafina, 8 km south of Marathon and 25 km northeast of Athens city centre. The municipal unit Nea Makri also contains the village Neos Voutzas, 5 km south of Nea Makri town centre. Greek National Road 83 (Athens - Marathon - Rafina) passes through Nea Makri.

History[edit]

The area was once known as Plesti, but following the 1922 Greek military disaster in Asia Minor and the subsequent repatriation of Greeks from the town of Makri, it was renamed Nea Makri (New Makri).

The United States Navy operated a HF radio communications base north of Nea Makri from the mid to the late 20th century. The transmitters were located further north, at Kato Souli. The callsign of the station was NGR. The American naval communications station was the deployment location for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, homeported in Gulfport, MS.

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 8,516 -
1991 12,120 13,009
2001 13,986 14,809
2011 15,554 16,670

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)