Voula

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Voula

Βούλα
View of Voula
View of Voula
Voula is located in Greece
Voula
Voula
Location within the regional unit
DE Voulas.svg
Coordinates: 37°51′N 23°45′E / 37.850°N 23.750°E / 37.850; 23.750Coordinates: 37°51′N 23°45′E / 37.850°N 23.750°E / 37.850; 23.750
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityVari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
 • Municipal unit8.787 km2 (3.393 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
28,364
 • Municipal unit density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
166 73
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.dimosvoulas.gr

Voula (Greek: Βούλα) is a town and former municipality in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 8.787 km2.[3] Grigoris Konstantellos is the incumbent mayor, elected for a second term at May 26, 2019, for the unified municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni.

Geography[edit]

Voula is a southern suburb of Athens, 16 km south of the city centre. It is located on the Saronic Gulf coast, at the southwestern foot of the Hymettus mountain. Adjacent coast towns are Glyfada to the northwest and Vouliagmeni to the south. The Greek National Road 91 (Athens - Sounio) passes through Voula. One of the largest hospitals in the Athens conurbation, "Asklipieio", lies in the northern part of Voula. It is served by the southern terminus of the Athens Tram lines 3 and 5, Asklipieio Voulas.

Climate[edit]

Voula has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification: BSh), bordering on a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa). Voula experiences hot, dry summers and mild, wetter winters.

Climate data for Voula
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.12
(55.62)
13.54
(56.37)
15.53
(59.95)
19.21
(66.58)
24.05
(75.29)
28.78
(83.80)
31.64
(88.95)
31.49
(88.68)
27.95
(82.31)
22.96
(73.33)
18.09
(64.56)
14.96
(58.93)
21.78
(71.20)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.62
(51.12)
10.69
(51.24)
12.44
(54.39)
16.05
(60.89)
20.53
(68.95)
25.03
(77.05)
27.83
(82.09)
27.57
(81.63)
24.44
(75.99)
19.70
(67.46)
15.62
(60.12)
12.60
(54.68)
18.59
(65.47)
Average low °C (°F) 8.01
(46.42)
8.00
(46.40)
9.04
(48.27)
12.04
(53.67)
16.19
(61.14)
20.55
(68.99)
23.23
(73.81)
23.21
(73.78)
20.32
(68.58)
16.23
(61.21)
12.73
(54.91)
8.68
(47.62)
14.85
(58.73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.10
(1.70)
42.29
(1.66)
52.14
(2.05)
28.45
(1.12)
13.08
(0.51)
5.04
(0.20)
6.10
(0.24)
7.47
(0.29)
7.94
(0.31)
41.13
(1.62)
57.62
(2.27)
60.88
(2.40)
365.24
(14.37)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 126.60 139.94 175.04 217.10 273.56 335.36 357.11 333.66 264.72 199.50 127.82 108.55 2,658.96
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[4]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 10,539
1991 17,998
2001 25,532
2011 28,364

Sports[edit]

Voula hosts the football club Aris Voulas, founded in 1952,[5] the basketball club Proteas Voulas, founded in 1980 and the women's volleyball team Thetis founded in 2000.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Voula Climatic Data". Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ https://www.arisvoulas.gr/about
  6. ^ https://www.thetisvoulas.gr/

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