Nea Erythraia

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Nea Erythraia
Νέα Ερυθραία
Nea Erythraia is located in Greece
Nea Erythraia
Nea Erythraia
Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°49′E / 38.083°N 23.817°E / 38.083; 23.817Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°49′E / 38.083°N 23.817°E / 38.083; 23.817
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
Municipality Kifisia
 • Municipal unit 4.831 km2 (1.865 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 17,379
 • Municipal unit density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 146 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.dne.gov.gr

Nea Erythraia (Greek: Νέα Ερυθραία) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kifisia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nea Erythraia is situated at the western end of the forested Penteli mountain range. The municipal unit has an area of 4.831 km2.[3] The small river Kifisos forms the northwestern border of the municipal unit. Nea Erythraia is situated 14 km northeast of Athens city centre. The built-up area of Nea Erythraia is continuous with that of the neighbouring suburb Kifisia. Motorway 1, Greek National Road 1 and Greek National Road 83 pass through the town.

For many years, Nea Erythraia was home to the senior division of Campion, one of Greece's oldest English-language schools.

On September 14, 2004, the paralympic flame arrived in Nea Erythraia as it travelled from Marathon.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 10,100
1991 12,993
2001 15,439
2011 17,379

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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