Salamina (city)

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Seal of Salamina
Salamina is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°58′N 23°30′E / 37.967°N 23.500°E / 37.967; 23.500Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°30′E / 37.967°N 23.500°E / 37.967; 23.500
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: Islands
Municipality: Salamis
Districts: 2
Mayor: Spýros Sofrás
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 30,962
 - Area: 80.992 km2 (31 sq mi)
 - Density: 382 /km2 (990 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–375 m ­(0–1230 ft)
Postal code: 189 00
Telephone: 21046

Salamina City (Greek: Σαλαμίνα, Salamis (Σαλαμίς, old-fashioned), or Kulluri (Arvanitika: Kuluri))[2] is the largest town and a former municipality on Salamis Island in Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Salamis, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3]

It is part of the Islands regional unit of the Attica region. The town lies in the northwestern part of the island. It had a population of 25,730 inhabitants at the 2001 census, the vast majority of whom are Arvanites.[2] It was the municipal seat of the former municipality of Salamina, which had a land area of 80.992 square kilometres (31.271 sq mi) and comprised about 84 percent of the island (all except the easternmost central coast, which comprised the former municipality of Ampelakia). The population was 30,962 in 2001. It includes several other towns, the largest of which are Aiánteio (pop. 3,652), Stenó (288), Kanákia (278), Peristéria (215), Batsí (194), Kolónes (192), and Pérani (171).


The municipal unit Salamina is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Salamina (Salamina, Elliniko, Batsi, Steno)
  • Aianteio (Aianteio, Dimitrani, Kanakia, Kolones, Maroudi, Perani, Peristeria)

See also[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. ^ a b Jochalas, Titos P. (1971): Über die Einwanderung der Albaner in Griechenland: Eine zusammenfassene Betrachtung ["On the immigration of Albanians to Greece: A summary"]. München: Trofenik.
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links[edit]

North: Saronic Gulf
West: Saronic Gulf Salamina East: Ampelakia
South: Saronic Gulf