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Fyli is located in Greece
Location within the region
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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
 • Mayor Bouraimis Dimitrios (PASOK)
 • Municipality 109.13 km2 (42.14 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 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 2,946
 • Municipal unit density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 133 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z (as of 2006)

Fyli (Greek: Φυλή, pronounced [fiˈli], meaning "tribe") 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] Within bounds of the town is the ancient Attic fortress of Phyle.[3]


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]

The municipality has an area of 109.128 km2, the municipal unit 69.281 km2.[4]


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.


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


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.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  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.