Nea Makri

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Nea Makri

Νέα Μάκρη
Skyline of Nea Makri
Nea Makri is located in Greece
Nea Makri
Nea Makri
Location within the regional unit
DE Neas Makris.svg
Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983Coordinates: 38°5′N 23°59′E / 38.083°N 23.983°E / 38.083; 23.983
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityMarathon
 • Municipal unit36.662 km2 (14.155 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
16,670
 • Municipal unit density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 05
Area code(s)22940
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.neamakri.gr

Nea Makri (Greek: Νέα Μάκρη) is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 36.662 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

Nea Makri is situated on the coast of the Petalioi Gulf, a gulf of the Aegean Sea, in the easternmost part of the Attica peninsula. It is 7 km north of Rafina, 8 km south of Marathon and 25 km northeast of Athens city centre. The municipal unit Nea Makri also contains the village Neos Voutzas, 5 km south of Nea Makri town centre. Greek National Road 83 (Athens - Marathon - Rafina) passes through Nea Makri. It is widely known and visited due to its coastline and its beaches are among the top10 cleaner in the region of Attica.

History[edit]

The area was once known as Plesti, but following the 1922 Greek military disaster in Asia Minor and the subsequent expulsion of the native Greeks of Makri in Turkey, it was renamed Nea Makri (New Makri) by the refugees who settled there.

The United States Navy operated a HF radio communications base north of Nea Makri from the mid to the late 20th century. The transmitters were located further north, at Kato Souli. The callsign of the station was NGR. The American naval communications station was the deployment location for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, homeported in Gulfport, MS.

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 8,516 -
1991 12,120 13,009
2001 13,986 14,809
2011 15,554 16,670

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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