Piraeus Prefecture

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Piraeus

Νομός Πειραιά
Former prefecture
Location of Piraeus in Greece
Location of Piraeus in Greece
Location of municipalities within Piraeus Prefecture
Location of municipalities within Piraeus Prefecture
CountryGreece
PeripheryAttica
Established1972
Disestablished2010
CapitalPiraeus
Subdivisions
Area
 • Total929 km2 (359 sq mi)
Area rank47th
Population
 (2001)
 • Total541,504
 • Rank3rd
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Density rank2nd
Postal codes
1xx xx, 801 xx
Area codes21x, 2736
ISO 3166 codeGR-A4
Vehicle registrationΥΝ
Websitenomarhiapeiraia.gr

Piraeus Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Πειραιά or Νομός Πειραιώς) was one of the prefectures of Greece. It was part of the Attica region and the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture (1994–2011). The capital of the prefecture was Piraeus. As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the prefecture was abolished, and its territory was divided into two regional units: Islands and Piraeus.

History[edit]

The prefecture covered the south-western part of the agglomeration of Athens, several islands in the Saronic Gulf (Salamis, Aegina, Agkistri, Poros, Hydra, Dokos, Spetses, Spetsopoula), Methana and Troizina on the Peloponnese peninsula, and the islands of Kythira and Antikythera south of the Peloponnese. An indication of the geographical diversity of the prefecture was the stark difference in population density between its seven mainland municipalities in the Athens urban area, which have 9,244.2 inhabitants/km2, and its detached outlying areas, which average only 85.83 inhabitants/km2 (and most of these on Salamis Island, at 395.40/km2, while the far-outlying parts have only 47.80/km2).

Municipalities and communities[edit]

Municipality # on map
opposite
Greek name Seat
(if different)
YPES code
Aegina 3 Αίγινα 4003
Agios Ioannis Rentis 2 Άγιος Ιωάννης Ρέντης 4001
Agkistri 17 Αγκίστρι Megalochóri 4002
Ampelakia 4 Αμπελάκια 4004
Antikythera 18 Αντικύθηρα Potamós 4005
Drapetsona 5 Δραπετσώνα 4006
Hydra 16 Ύδρα 4018
Keratsini 6 Κερατσίνι 4007
Korydallos 7 Κορυδαλλός 4008
Kythira 8 Κύθηρα 4009
Methana 9 Μέθανα 4010
Nikaia 10 Νίκαια 4011
Perama 11 Πέραμα 4013
Piraeus 1 Πειραιάς 4012
Poros 12 Πόρος 4014
Salamina (Salamis) 13 Σαλαμίνα 4015
Spetses 14 Σπέτσες 4016
Troizina 15 Τροιζήνα Galatas, Troizina 4017

Provinces[edit]

Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.

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Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°38′E / 37.950°N 23.633°E / 37.950; 23.633