Ilion, Greece

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Ilion

Ίλιον
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Ilion is located in Greece
Ilion
Ilion
Location within the region
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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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Athens
Government
 • MayorNikos Zenetos
Area
 • Municipality9.453 km2 (3.650 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
84,793
 • Municipality density9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
131 xx, 133 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationIB
Websitewww.ilion.gr

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

Geography[edit]

Ilion lies southeast of the mountain Aigaleo, 6 km (4 mi) northwest of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 9.453 km2.[3] 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.

Sites of interest[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

Ilion hosts many athletic clubs in several sports.[4] Μost 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

International relations[edit]

Ilion, Greece is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Ilion municipality website
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Αθλητικοί Σύλλογοι". ilion.gr. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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