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Paiania is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°57′N 23°51′E / 37.950°N 23.850°E / 37.950; 23.850Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°51′E / 37.950°N 23.850°E / 37.950; 23.850
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Mayor: Dimitris Davaris
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
 - Population: 26,668
 - Area: 47.14 km2 (18 sq mi)
 - Density: 566 /km2 (1,465 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 15,619
 - Area: 43.92 km2 (17 sq mi)
 - Density: 356 /km2 (921 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 160 m (525 ft)
Postal code: 190 02
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z

Paiania (Greek: Παιανία, before 1915: Λιόπεσι - Liopesi,[2] Arvanitika: Liopësi) is a town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece. It is an eastern suburb of Athens, located east of Mount Hymettus. It is 11 km east of Athens city centre.

Paiania is home to the Vorres Museum of Folk and Contemporary Art, the broadcasting facilities of Greek television station Mega Channel and the former training facilities of football club Panathinaikos FC. Greek National Road 89 passes through the town, Motorway 6 passes east of it.


The municipality Paiania was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

The municipal unit of Paiania also includes the village of Argithea (pop. 1,024).

Notable people[edit]

  • Demades (380-318 BC), orator and demagogue.
  • Demosthenes (384-322 BC), orator and demagogue.


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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