|Regional unit||West Athens|
|• Mayor||Andreas Pachatouridis|
|• Municipality||10.050 km2 (3.880 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Municipality density||14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||121 xx, 126 xx|
|Vehicle registration||Y, Z, I|
Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, standing for "pigeon/dove" in Greek) is a suburban municipality in the northwestern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. With 139,981 inhabitants (2011 census), it is the seventh-largest municipality of Greece by population.
Peristeri is located about 4 km (2 mi) northwest of the centre of Athens. It lies between the Egaleo Mountain in the northwest and the Cephissus river in the southeast. Its area is 10.5 square kilometres (4.1 sq mi). Its built-up area is continuous with that of Athens and the neighbouring suburbs Aigaleo, Chaidari, Petroupoli, Ilion and Agioi Anargyroi.
Motorway 1 (Athens-Thessaloniki) passes through the southeastern part of the municipality. Athinon Avenue (Greek National Road 8 Athens-Patras) passes through the southwestern part. Peristeri is served by three Athens metro stations on Line 2: Anthoupoli, Peristeri and Agios Antonios. The Kifissos Bus Terminal where long-distance buses from Peloponese, Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace arrive, is standing in the east border of Peristeri near Sepolia.
|Notable sport clubs based in Peristeri|
|Atromitos||1923||Football||Presence in A Ethniki|
|Hephaestus Peristeriou||1947||Football||Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki, finalist Greek women's cup|
|A.O. Peristeri F.C.||1967||Football||Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki|
|Peristeri BC||1971||Basketball||Earlier long-time presence in A1 Ethniki basketball|
The Peristeri Arena (or Andreas Papandreou Arena) is an indoor basketball sporting arena. The seating capacity of the arena is 4,000 people. The arena is owned by the municipality of Peristeri. The arena is currently home to the Greek professional basketball team Peristeri Athens of the Greek A2 League.
The hall was opened in the year 1989. The arena is named after the late Andreas Papandreou, who was the former prime minister of Greece. The arena is an older, smaller version of the Larissa Neapolis Arena and the Dimitris Tofalos Arena, which were based on Peristeri Arena, but built 6 years later and with a larger seating capacity.
- Grigoris Bithikotsis (1922–2005), singer and songwriter
- Angela Dimitriou, singer
- Vangelis Ploios, actor
- Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou (born 1986), athlete
Peristeri is twinned with:
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- "МЕЖДУНАРОДНО СЪТРУДНИЧЕСТВО НА ОБЩИНА РУСЕ - Побратимени градове". Община Русе [Municipality Ruse] (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
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- (Greek) Official website