Pefki

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Pefki
Πεύκη
Pavement Neighbrouhoods at Ano Pefki.jpg
Pefki is located in Greece
Pefki
Pefki
Location within Athens
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Coordinates: 38°4′N 23°48′E / 38.067°N 23.800°E / 38.067; 23.800Coordinates: 38°4′N 23°48′E / 38.067°N 23.800°E / 38.067; 23.800
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
MunicipalityLykovrysi-Pefki
 • Municipal unit2.176 km2 (0.840 sq mi)
Elevation260 m (850 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit21,352
 • Municipal unit density9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code151 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.dimospefkis.gr

Pefki (Greek: Πεύκη, pronounced [ˈpefci], meaning "pine", before 1959: Μαγκουφάνα - Magkoufana[2], [maɡuˈfana]) is a suburb in the northeastern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lykovrysi-Pefki, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pefki is situated 10 kilometres (6 miles) northeast of Athens city centre. The municipal unit has an area of 2.176 km2.[4] The built-up area of Pefki is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Irakleio, Lykovrysi, Kifisia and Marousi. Pefki consists of two areas: Ano Pefki and Kato Pefki. Pefki is served by Athens Metro Line 1 and by several bus routes. The nearest motorway is Motorway 6, south of Pefki.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 10,863
1991 17,987
2001 19,887
2011 21,352

Education[edit]

The Japanese Community School of Athens was previously located in Ano Pefki.[5]

Twin towns[edit]

Pefki is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  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.
  5. ^ "学校紹介" (Archive). Japanese Community School of Athens. Retrieved on January 16, 2015. "33 PINDOU ST, ANO-PEFKI 151-21,ATHENS GREECE"

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