Nea Ionia

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Nea Ionia
Νέα Ιωνία
Nea Ionia is located in Greece
Nea Ionia
Nea Ionia
Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°45′E / 38.033°N 23.750°E / 38.033; 23.750Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°45′E / 38.033°N 23.750°E / 38.033; 23.750
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit North Athens
 • Mayor Iraklis Gotsis
 • Municipality 4.421 km2 (1.707 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 67,134
 • Municipality density 15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 142 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z

Nea Ionia (Greek: Νέα Ιωνία, meaning New Ionia) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region. It was named after Ionia, the region in Anatolia from which many Greeks migrated in the 1920s as a part of the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

Nea Ionia is 7 km northeast of Athens city centre. It is served by three STASY commuter rail stations: Nea Ionia, Pefkakia and Perissos.


Nea Ionia is the seat of the clubs O.F. Nea Ionia (Όμιλος Φιλάθλων Νέας Ιωνίας), club founded in 1926 with achievements in handball[2] and Nea Ionia F.C..

Sport clubs based in Nea Ionia
Club Founded Sports Achievements
O.F. Nea Ionia 1926 Handball Panhellenic title in women handball
Eleftheroupoli F.C. 1929 Football Presence in Beta Ethniki
Nea Ionia F.C. 1939 Football Presence in Gamma Ethniki
DIKE.AS. Nea Ionia 2004 Handball Presence in A1 handball men

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 59,202
1991 60,635
2001 66,017
2011 67,134

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ "Ιστορία". Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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