Rodopoli

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Rodopoli
Ροδόπολη
Rodopoli is located in Greece
Rodopoli
Rodopoli
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°52′E / 38.100°N 23.867°E / 38.100; 23.867Coordinates: 38°6′N 23°52′E / 38.100°N 23.867°E / 38.100; 23.867
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityDionysos
 • Municipal unit9.550 km2 (3.687 sq mi)
Elevation
395 m (1,296 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
2,078
 • Municipal unit density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
145 74
Area code(s)210

Rodopoli (Greek: Ροδόπολη, meaning "City of Roses", before 1981: Μπάλα - Bala[2]) is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dionysos, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 9.550 km2.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rodopoli is situated in the hills in the northeastern part of the Athens conurbation, at about 400 m elevation. It lies at the northwestern foot of the Penteliko Mountain. It is 1 km south of Stamata, 2 km north of Dionysos and 19 km northeast of Athens city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with those of the neighbouring towns Drosia and Dionysos. Part of Rodopoli has retained its old village character, while its eastern (and higher elevation) part has seen the development of higher quality residential properties.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 786
1991 1,359
2001 2,090
2011 2,078

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.