Pikermi

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Pikermi
Πικέρμι
Center of Pikermi
Center of Pikermi
Location
Pikermi is located in Greece
Pikermi
Pikermi
Coordinates 38°0′N 23°56′E / 38.000°N 23.933°E / 38.000; 23.933Coordinates: 38°0′N 23°56′E / 38.000°N 23.933°E / 38.000; 23.933
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: East Attica
Municipality: Rafina-Pikermi
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,931
 - Area: 21.522 km2 (8 sq mi)
 - Density: 136 /km2 (353 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 140 m (459 ft)
Postal code: 190 09
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z
Website
www.koinotita-pikermiou.gr

Pikermi (Greek: Πικέρμι) is a town and a former community of Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rafina-Pikermi, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pikermi is situated at the northern edge of the Mesogaia plain, south of the Penteliko Mountain. It is 5 km east of Pallini, 6 km west of Rafina and 19 km east of Athens city centre. Greek National Road 54 (Athens - Rafina) passes through Pikermi. The municipal unit Pikermi consists of the settlements Pikermi, Drafi and Dioni.

Paleontology[edit]

Marathonos Avenue.
City Hall.

Pikermi features a paleontological site which has more than forty mammal species from the late Miocene (8 million years ago). What is special about Pikermi is that it is one of the first localities to be discovered. It was discovered in 1839 by Bavarian soldiers of king Otto. Since it was one of the first localities, many of the species named there are type species. Similar fossils are found on Samos Island in Greece and Shanxi China.

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 509 -
1991 650 1,293
2001 1,168 2,931
2011 2,009 7,175

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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