Drosia

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Drosia
Δροσιά
Drosia is located in Greece
Drosia
Drosia
Coordinates: 38°7′N 23°51′E / 38.117°N 23.850°E / 38.117; 23.850Coordinates: 38°7′N 23°51′E / 38.117°N 23.850°E / 38.117; 23.850
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit East Attica
Municipality Dionysos
 • Municipal unit 2.201 km2 (0.850 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 7,186
 • Municipal unit density 3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 145 72
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.drosia.gr

Drosia (Greek: Δροσιά, meaning "dew", before 1947: Ρωσσοχώρι - Rossochori[2]) is a suburban town in Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dionysos, of which it is a municipal unit.[3]

Drosia is a mainly residential suburb, known for its location in the midst of evergreen pine forests. During the extreme heat of Greek summers, many Athenians drive up to Drosia on the weekends, seeking cool and shade in the taverns, cafes and one outdoor cinema theater, for which the area is known.

Geography[edit]

Drosia is situated in the hills in the northeastern part of the Athens conurbation, at about 370 m elevation. The municipal unit has an area of 2.201 km2.[4] It lies at the northwestern foot of the Penteliko Mountain. It is 1 km southwest of Stamata, 3 km northeast of Ekali, 3 km south of Agios Stefanos and 19 km northeast of Athens city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Stamata, Rodopoli, Dionysos and Ekali. Greek National Road 83 (Athens - Marathon - Rafina) passes through Drosia.

History[edit]

A former rural village, Drosia started growing with the arrival of refugees from Pontus after the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. Originally named Rossochori, it was renamed to Drosia in 1947.[2] It was part of the community of Stamata until 1950, when it became a separate community.[5]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 1,403
1991 3,026
2001 5,865
2011 7,186

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  5. ^ EETAA local government changes

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