Papagou

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Papagou
Παπάγου
Attica 06-13 Hills of Hymettus 18 view.jpg
Papagou is located in Greece
Papagou
Papagou
Coordinates: 37°59.4′N 23°47.6′E / 37.9900°N 23.7933°E / 37.9900; 23.7933Coordinates: 37°59.4′N 23°47.6′E / 37.9900°N 23.7933°E / 37.9900; 23.7933
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Municipality Papagou-Cholargos
 • Municipal unit 3.375 km2 (1.303 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 13,699
 • Municipal unit density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 156 69
Area code(s) 210 65
Vehicle registration I, Y, Z

Papagou (Greek: Παπάγου) is a suburb in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. The town is named after Marshal Alexandros Papagos, a general who led the Greek Army in the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, before becoming Prime Minister of Greece. Papagou was part of the municipality of Cholargos until 1965, when it became a separate community. It became a municipality in 1982.[2] Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Papagou-Cholargos, of which it is a municipal unit.[3]

Geography[edit]

Papagou is situated west of the Hymettus mountains, 6 km east of Athens city centre. The eastern beltway Motorway 64 passes southeast of the town. Adjacent suburbs are Cholargos to the northeast and Zografou to the southwest.

Sports[edit]

Papagou B.C. is the professional basketball team of Papagou.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 12,553
1991 13,974
2001 13,207
2011 13,699

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)