Ilion, Greece

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Ilion is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°42′E / 38.033°N 23.700°E / 38.033; 23.700Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°42′E / 38.033°N 23.700°E / 38.033; 23.700
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit West Athens
 • Mayor Nikos Zenetos
 • Municipality 9.453 km2 (3.650 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 84,793
 • Municipality density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 131 xx, 133 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration IB

Ilion (Greek: Ίλιον, before 1994: Νέα Λιόσια - Nea Liosia[2]) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. With 85,000 inhabitants (2011), it is one of the largest suburbs of Athens.


Ilion lies southeast of the mountain Aigaleo, 6 km (4 mi) northwest of Athens city centre. Neighbouring municipalities are Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero to the north and east, Petroupoli to the northwest and Peristeri to the south. The main streets are Fylis Avenue, Thivon Avenue, Idomeneos Street and Protesilaou Street.

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Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1951 5,460
1961 31,810
1971 56,127
1981 72,427
1991 78,326
2001 80,859
2011 84,793


Ilion hosts many athletic clubs in several sports.[3] The most of them play in the amateur divisions. Presence or earlier presence in the higher divisions in their sport have the clubs Olympiakos Neon Liosion and Enosi Iliou.

Notable sport clubs based in Ilion
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Olympiakos Neon Liosion 1952 Football Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
Enosi Iliou 2002 Basketball Presence in Beta Ethniki, basketball

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Ilion, Greece is twinned with:


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