Vyronas

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Vyronas
Βύρωνας
2010 Dimos Vyrona.svg
Vyronas is located in Greece
Vyronas
Vyronas
Coordinates: 37°57.7′N 23°45.2′E / 37.9617°N 23.7533°E / 37.9617; 23.7533Coordinates: 37°57.7′N 23°45.2′E / 37.9617°N 23.7533°E / 37.9617; 23.7533
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Central Athens
Government
 • Mayor Níkos Chardaliás
Area
 • Municipality 9.204 km2 (3.554 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 61,308
 • Municipality density 6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 162 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.dimosbyrona.gr

Vyronas (Greek: Βύρωνας) is a suburban town and a municipality in the southeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. The town is named after George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, the famous English poet and writer, who is a national hero of Greece. Formerly part of the city of Athens, Vyronas was created as a community in 1933, and became a municipality in 1934.[2]

Vyronas is an inner suburb of Athens, located about 3 km southeast of Athens city centre. Towards the southeast the municipality extends to the forested Hymettus mountain. The built-up area of Vyronas is continuous with that of Athens and the neighbouring suburbs Kaisariani, Ymittos and Ilioupoli. Motorway 64 runs through the southeastern part of the municipality.

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Sports[edit]

Sport facilities in Vyronas are the Vyronas National Stadium (football stadium) and the Ergani Indoor Hall (gymnasium). Clubs based in Vyronas is Athinaikos, club with many achievements in several sports and Doxa Vyronas F.C..

Sport clubs based in Vyronas
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Athinaikos 1917 Football, Basketball, Handball Panhellenic titles and european title in women basketball, titles in handball, earlier presence in A Ethniki in football
Doxa Vyronas F.C. 1946 Football Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
Anagennisi Vyrona 1999 Handball Presence in A1 Ethniki handball

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 57,880
1991 58,523
2001 61,102
2011 61,308

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