Varnavas

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Varnavas
Βαρνάβας
Varnavas is located in Greece
Varnavas
Varnavas
Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°55′E / 38.217°N 23.917°E / 38.217; 23.917Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°55′E / 38.217°N 23.917°E / 38.217; 23.917
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit East Attica
Municipality Marathon
 • Municipal unit 37.349 km2 (14.421 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 1,326
 • Municipal unit 2,081
 • Municipal unit density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 190 14
Area code(s) 22950
Vehicle registration ZX
Website istomediahost.gr/varnavas

Varnavas (Greek: Βαρνάβας "Barnabas") is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Varnavas is situated in the hills of northeastern Attica. The main land use is agriculture. The nearest towns are Kapandriti (4 km west) and Grammatiko (4 km southeast). It is 8 km northwest of Marathon and 32 km northeast of Athens. Landmarks include the Historic People's Museum of Varnavas (Istoriko Laografiko Mouseio Varnava).

The municipal unit has a land area of 37.349 km2 (14 sq mi)[3] and a total population of 2,081 inhabitants (2011).[1] Its other settlements are Agía Paraskeví (pop. 244), Ágioi Dimítrios kai Panteleímon (189), Moní Metamorfóseos Sotíros (136), Ágios Ioánnis (81), Pouríthi (66), Moní Panagías (32), and Limniónas (7).

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 1,130 -
1991 1,170 1,404
2001 1,425 1,722
2011 1,326 2,081

References[edit]

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

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