Nea Smyrni

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Nea Smyrni
Νέα Σμύρνη
The Nea Smyrni Estia Hall
The Nea Smyrni Estia Hall
Nea Smyrni is located in Greece
Nea Smyrni
Nea Smyrni
Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°43′E / 37.950°N 23.717°E / 37.950; 23.717Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°43′E / 37.950°N 23.717°E / 37.950; 23.717
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit South Athens
Government
 • Mayor Stavros Tzoulakis (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality 3.524 km2 (1.361 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 73,076
 • Municipality density 21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 171 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z
Website http://www.neasmyrni.gr/
The Iosifogleion building, used as a child shelter since the 1930s, at Nea Smyrni
The bell tower of Agia Fotini at Nea Smyrni

Nea Smyrni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, "New Smyrna") is a municipality and a southern suburb of Athens, Greece. At the 2011 census, it had 73,076 inhabitants.[1] It was named after the city Smyrna (today's İzmir in Turkey), from where a large number of refugees arrived and settled in the Nea Smyrni area following the 1922 population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Nea Smyrni is located about 4 km (2 mi) southwest of central Athens. Its built-up area is continuous with those of Athens and the neighbouring suburbs. It is the second-most densely populated municipality in Greece, following Kallithea. The main thoroughfare is Andrea Syngrou Avenue, which forms the northwestern border of the municipality and connects it with central Athens and the coast.

Sporting Teams[edit]

The sport clubs based in Nea Smyrni are Panionios G.S.S., multisport club founded originally in Smyrna, in 1890 and AONS Milon, multisport club founded in 1928.

Sport clubs based in Nea Smyrni
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Panionios 1890 Football, Basketball, Water Polo, Track and Field and other sports Panhellenic titles in football, basketball, basketball women and other honours.
AONS Milon 1928 Basketball, Volleyball and other sports Panhellenic titles in volleyball, earlier presence in A1 Ethniki basketball

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Nea Smyrni Stadium, built in 1939, renovated in 1988. Panionios FC plays in the stadium.
  • Nea Smyrni Indoor Hall, holds up to 1,832 persons
  • Nea Smyrni Square (Greek: Πλατεία Νέας Σμύρνης)
  • Nea Smyrni Park, a 5 hectare centrally located park with about 40% trees[2]
  • Estia Nea Smyrni, a cultural association

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Armenia Sisian, Armenia (since 2004)

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1928 210
1933 6,500
1940 15,114
1951 22,074
1961 32,865
1971 42,512
1981 67,408
1991 69,749
2001 73,986
2011 73,076

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