Egaleo

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Egaleo
Αιγάλεω
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Egaleo is located in Greece
Egaleo
Egaleo
Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 23°40′41″E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 23°40′41″E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit West Athens
Area
 • Municipality 6.450 km2 (2.490 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 69,946
 • Municipality density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 122 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.egaleo.gr

Aigaleo (Greek: Αιγάλεω pronounced [eˈɣaleo]) is a municipality in the western part of the Athens aglomeration, Greece. It takes its name from Mount Egaleo. Its population was 69,946 at the 2011 census. Homosexuals of Athens often gather here. Some people pretend that they perform orgies.

Geography[edit]

Aigaleo is situated 4 km west of Athens city centre. It is southeast of Mount Egaleo. The Cephissus river flows through the industrialized eastern part of the municipality; about 1/4 of its area is taken up by factory developments. The town is served by a Athens Metro station: Egaleo metro station. The Motorway 1 (Athens-Thessaloniki) passes through the town.

Aigaleo consists of the quarters Kato Aigaleo, Neo Aigaleo, Damarakia, Lioumi, Rosika, Agios Spyridonas and Agios Georgios.

History[edit]

The municipal park of Egaleo, Athens

Aigaleo was part of the municipality of Athens until 1934, when it became a separate community. It was raised to municipality status in 1943.[2]

Most of its citizens are workers.[citation needed] The city's present mayor is Dimitris Birbas.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1940 17,686 (community)
1951 29,464
1961 57,840
1971 79,961
1981 81,906
1991 78,563
2001 74,046
2011 69,946

Mayors[edit]

  • Athanasios Papadopoulos (first president of the community "Nees Kydonies")
  • Giorgos Kourousis
  • Ioannis Batzakidis (1944)
  • Aggelos Kouvelos (1947–1950)
  • Apostolos Stigas (1951–1954)
  • Stavros Mavrothalassitis (1955–1967, 1974–1978)
  • Orfeas Tzanetopoulos (appointed by the military government, 1967–74)
  • Panos Spiliopoulos (1979–1986, 1991–1994)
  • Ioannis Mistakopoulos (1987–1990, 1995–2002)
  • Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (2003–2010)
  • Christos Kardaras (2010 - August 31, 2014)
  • Dimitris Birbas (September 1, 2014 - present)

People[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football teams:

Basketball teams:

International relations[edit]

Aigaleo is twinned with:

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "Τέχνης έργα και πρόσωπα του Αιγάλεω" (Published by the Municipality of Egaleo)
  • "Εξήντα χρόνια τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση στο Αιγάλεω" (Nikolaos Mihiotis)
  • "Απ' τις Νέες Κυδωνίες στο Δήμο Αιγάλεω" (Eugenia Bournova)

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