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Papagou is located in Greece
Location within Athens
DE Papagou.svg
Coordinates: 37°59.4′N 23°47.6′E / 37.9900°N 23.7933°E / 37.9900; 23.7933Coordinates: 37°59.4′N 23°47.6′E / 37.9900°N 23.7933°E / 37.9900; 23.7933
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • Municipal unit3.375 km2 (1.303 sq mi)
200 m (700 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
156 69
Area code(s)210 65
Vehicle registrationI, Y, Z

Papagou (Greek: Παπάγου) is a suburb and municipal unit in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. The town is named after Marshal Alexandros Papagos, a general who led the Greek Army in the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, before becoming Prime Minister of Greece. The Greek Ministry of National Defense is located in town.

Papagou was part of the municipality of Cholargos until 1965, when it became a separate community. It became a municipality in 1982.[2] Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Papagou-Cholargos, of which it is a municipal unit according to the Kallikratis Plan.[3]


Papagou is situated west of the Hymettus mountains, 6 km east of Athens city centre. The municipal unit has an area of 3.375 km2.[4] The eastern beltway Motorway 64 passes southeast of the town. Adjacent suburbs are Cholargos to the northeast and Zografou to the southwest.


Papagou B.C. is the professional basketball team of Papagou.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 12,553
1991 13,974
2001 13,207
2011 13,699


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "EETAA local government changes". Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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