Nea Filadelfeia

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Nea Filadelfeia

Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια
Dekelias Ave
Dekelias Ave
Nea Filadelfeia is located in Greece
Nea Filadelfeia
Nea Filadelfeia
Location within Athens
DE Neas Filadelfias.svg
Coordinates: 38°2.2′N 23°44.2′E / 38.0367°N 23.7367°E / 38.0367; 23.7367Coordinates: 38°2.2′N 23°44.2′E / 38.0367°N 23.7367°E / 38.0367; 23.7367
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitCentral Athens
MunicipalityFiladelfeia-Chalkidona
 • Municipal unit2.850 km2 (1.100 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
25,734
 • Municipal unit density9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
143 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.neafiladelfeia.gr

Nea Filadelfeia (Greek: Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια, meaning New Philadelphia) is a suburb of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Filadelfeia-Chalkidona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 2.850 km2.[3] It was named after the Anatolian city Filadelfeia, now Alaşehir in Turkey, and it was settled by Greek refugees from Asia Minor after the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).

Geography[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia is a suburb of Athens, 6 km (4 mi) north of the city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with that of Athens and the surrounding suburbs Nea Chalkidona, Agioi Anargyroi, Acharnes, Metamorfosi and Nea Ionia. Motorway 1 (Athens - Thessaloniki) and Greek National Road 1 pass through the town.

Nea Filadelfeia has a large park, Alsos Neas Filadelfias, which covers 0.48 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi). The park formerly hosted a large zoo.

Education[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia has 9 primary schools, 4 secondary schools (one of them is athletic type) and 3 high schools. Among them is the 3rd High School of Nea Filadelfia "Miltos Kountouras".

Sports[edit]

Nea Filadelfeia hosts the famous clubs AEK and Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia. AEK sports club was established in Nea Filadelfeia in 1924. In particular, the Nikos Goumas Stadium was the home ground of AEK F.C. from 1930 to 2003. The Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia sports club is renowned in Greece and abroad for its handball, volleyball and basketball achievements.

Sport clubs based in Nea Filadelfeia
Club Founded Sports Achievements
A.E.K. (sports club) 1924 Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Futsal and other One of the most successful Greek clubs with many domestic and Europeans titles
Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia 1930 Basketball, Volleyball, Handball and other Panhellenic titles in volleyball and handball
FEA Filadelfeia/Chalkidona 1989 Basketball Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki women

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 25,320
1991 25,261
2001 24,112
2011 25,734

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nea Filadelfeia, like most of Athens, has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[4] Winters are mild while summers can be particularly hot. Nea Filadelfeia is notorious in Greece for its summer heat; according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (H.N.M.S) it registers Greece's highest mean maximum summer temperatures for the period 1955-1997.[5]

On 26 June 2007, the H.N.M.S official climatological station of Nea Filadelfeia recorded 46.2 °C (115.2 °F), with the automatic H.N.M.S. weather station nearby recording 47.5 °C (117.5 °F) on the same day.[6] [7]For the 1988-2017 period, the mean maximum July temperature for Nea Filadelfeia stands at 34.8 °C (94.6 °F).[8]


Climate data for Nea Filadelfia, 136 m asl (1955-1997)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.5
(56.3)
15.7
(60.3)
20.2
(68.4)
26.0
(78.8)
31.1
(88)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
29.2
(84.6)
23.3
(73.9)
18.1
(64.6)
14.1
(57.4)
22.5
(72.6)
Average low °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.4
(41.7)
6.7
(44.1)
9.6
(49.3)
13.9
(57)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
20.7
(69.3)
17.3
(63.1)
13.4
(56.1)
9.8
(49.6)
6.8
(44.2)
12.3
(54.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
46.7
(1.839)
40.7
(1.602)
30.8
(1.213)
22.7
(0.894)
10.6
(0.417)
5.8
(0.228)
6.0
(0.236)
13.9
(0.547)
52.6
(2.071)
58.3
(2.295)
69.1
(2.72)
414.1
(16.302)
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Nea Filadelfeia, Greece
  5. ^ "Heatwave" (PDF). H.N.M.S. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Summer 2017" (PDF). H.N.M.S. Archived from the original on 19 December 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ "History of Nea Filadelfeia H.N.M.S station". Meteoclub. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ "30 year period summer statistics of Nea Filadelfeia". Meteoclub. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Climatological Information for Nea Filadelfia, Greece", HNMS climatological table, web: [1].

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