Koropi

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Koropi
Κορωπί
Koropi is located in Greece
Koropi
Koropi
Coordinates: 37°54.0′N 23°52.4′E / 37.9000°N 23.8733°E / 37.9000; 23.8733Coordinates: 37°54.0′N 23°52.4′E / 37.9000°N 23.8733°E / 37.9000; 23.8733
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityKropia
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
19,164
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
194 41
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.koropi.gr

Koropi (Greek: Κορωπί, Greek pronunciation: [ko.ro.ˈpi]) is a suburban town in East Attica, Greece. It is the seat of the municipality Kropia. It has been home to the new training facilities of Panathinaikos football club since the summer of 2013.

Geography[edit]

Koropi is situated east of the Hymettus mountain, and 16 km southeast of central Athens. It is 8 km southwest of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. The Koropi station is served by Line 3 of the Athens Metro, and by Proastiakos suburban trains. Motorway 6 connects Koropi with Athens.

Koropi is the largest settlement in the municipality Kropia. Other settlements within Kropia are Karellas to the north, Kitsi to the southwest, and Agia Marina and Agios Dimitrios further south, on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is part of Athens metropolitan area.

Historical monuments[edit]

The church (old cathedral) of the Assumption. A wall painting monument of Georgios Markou the Argus, the great and prolific post-Byzantine ecclesiastic iconographer of the 18th century ("....La Dormizione della Madona, (1732), che si trova a Coropi dell 'Attica...." Evangelos Andreou http://ketlib.lib.unipi.gr/xmlui/handle/ket/849)[2]

Population history[edit]

Year Population
1981 12,873
1991 12,790
2001 15,860
2011 19,164

Economy[edit]

Olympic Air, has its head office in Koropi.[3] When Athens Airways existed, its head office was in Koropi.[4]

Sports[edit]

Koropi hosts the sport teams Koropi F.C. (A.O. Koropi), one of the oldest Greek club, founded in 1903 and Koropi B.C. (Gymnastikos Syllogos Koropi) founded in 1980.

Sport clubs based in Koropi
Club Founded Sports Achievements
A.O. Koropi F.C. 1903 Football Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
G.S. Koropi B.C. 1980 Basketball Presence in Beta Ethniki Basketball

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ ".:BiblioNet : Γεώργιος Μάρκου ο Αργείος / Ανδρέου, Ευάγγελος". www.biblionet.gr. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. ^ "Prospectus Archived 2010-03-31 at the Wayback Machine." Marfin Investment Group. 8 February 2010. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. "OLYMPIC AIR’s registered seat is located at the 1st km of Koropi-Vari Avenue and Ifaistou Str., in the municipality of Koropi, Prefecture of Attica."
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Athens Airways. Retrieved on 8 September 2010. "38 Vassileos Konstantinou Str, GR 19400, Koropi Attikis" - Greek address Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine: "Βασιλέως Κωνσταντίνου 38, ΤΚ 19400, Κορωπί Αττικής"