Paiania

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Paiania
Παιανία
2010 Dimos Peanias.svg
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit East Attica
Government
 • Mayor Dimitris Davaris
Area
 • Municipality 47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 43.92 km2 (16.96 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 26,668
 • Municipality density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 15,619
 • Municipal unit density 360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 190 02
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration 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" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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