Fyli

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Fyli
Φυλή
2010 Dimos Fylis.svg
Fyli is located in Greece
Fyli
Fyli
Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°40′E / 38.100°N 23.667°E / 38.100; 23.667Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°40′E / 38.100°N 23.667°E / 38.100; 23.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit West Attica
Government
 • Mayor Bouraimis Dimitrios (PASOK)
Area
 • Municipality 111.3 km2 (43.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 69.28 km2 (26.75 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 45,965
 • Municipality density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 2,946
 • Municipal unit density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 133 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z (as of 2006)

Fyli (Greek: Φυλή) is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Attica, Greece. It lies in the northeastern corner of the West Attica regional unit, and is a suburb of Athens. The seat of the municipality is the town Ano Liosia.[2]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Fyli was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Geography[edit]

Fyli is situated in the southern foothills of the mountains of Parnitha, and northeast of the plain of Eleusis. It is 4 km northeast of Ano Liosia, 8 km northeast of Aspropyrgos and 14 km northwest of Athens city centre. Motorway 6 passes south of the town.

Population[edit]

Year Municipal unit Municipality
1981 2,135 -
1991 2,925 -
2001 2,947 -
2011 2,946 45,965

History[edit]

Map of Phyle during the Phyle Campaign, 404 B.C.

A group of exiles from Athens, led by Thrasybulus, seized Phyle in the 404 BC Battle of Phyle. They went on to defeat the Spartan garrison at the Battle of Munichia near Piraeus.

Fyli suffered some damage from the 2007 Greek forest fires.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)