Paiania

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Paiania
Παιανία
Location
Paiania is located in Greece
Paiania
Paiania
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
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Mayor: Dimitris Davaris
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - 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)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 160 m (525 ft)
Postal code: 190 02
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.peania.gr

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.

Municipality[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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