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Athens

Athens
Αθήνα
From upper left: the Acropolis, the Hellenic Parliament, the Zappeion, the Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki Square, Athens view towards the sea
From upper left: the Acropolis, the Hellenic Parliament, the Zappeion, the Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki Square, Athens view towards the sea
Official seal of Athens
Seal
Athens is located in Greece
Athens
Athens
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°43′E / 37.967°N 23.717°E / 37.967; 23.717Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°43′E / 37.967°N 23.717°E / 37.967; 23.717
Country Greece
Geographic region Central Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Central Athens
Districts 7
Government
 • Mayor Giorgos Kaminis (Independent; since 29 December 2010)
Area
 • Urban 412 km2 (159 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,928.717 km2 (1,130.784 sq mi)
 • Municipality 38.964 km2 (15.044 sq mi)
Highest elevation 338 m (1,109 ft)
Lowest elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban 3,090,508
 • Urban density 7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 4,173,542 (with Piraeus)
 • Municipality 664,046
 • Municipality density 17,000/km2 (44,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 10x xx, 11x xx, 120 xx
Area code(s) 21
Vehicle registration Yxx, Zxx, Ixx
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Athens (/ˈæθnz/;Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athína Greek pronunciation: [aˈθina], Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years, and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennia BC.Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BC incorporation with Athens. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2015, Athens was ranked the world's 29th richest city by purchasing power and the 67th most expensive in a UBS study.


Climate data for Elliniko, Athens (rain data for Nea Filadelfeia, Athens)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
13.9
(57)
16.6
(61.9)
20.0
(68)
25.2
(77.4)
30.4
(86.7)
33.4
(92.1)
33.7
(92.7)
28.7
(83.7)
23.5
(74.3)
18.8
(65.8)
14.7
(58.5)
22.7
(72.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
10.2
(50.4)
12.5
(54.5)
15.7
(60.3)
20.5
(68.9)
25.5
(77.9)
28.5
(83.3)
28.6
(83.5)
24.1
(75.4)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
11.7
(53.1)
18.5
(65.3)
Average low °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
6.8
(44.2)
8.8
(47.8)
11.7
(53.1)
15.8
(60.4)
20.6
(69.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
19.8
(67.6)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
8.8
(47.8)
14.5
(58.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
46.7
(1.839)
40.7
(1.602)
30.8
(1.213)
22.7
(0.894)
10.6
(0.417)
5.8
(0.228)
6.0
(0.236)
13.9
(0.547)
52.6
(2.071)
58.3
(2.295)
69.1
(2.72)
414.1
(16.303)
Average rainy days 12.6 10.4 10.2 8.1 6.2 3.7 1.9 1.7 3.3 7.2 9.7 12.1 87.1
Average relative humidity (%) 70.7 68.9 67.0 62.9 59.5 52.6 48.7 47.6 57.2 64.6 71.9 71.8 62.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 158.1 168.0 189.1 225.0 303.8 360.0 384.4 359.6 252.0 198.4 144.0 105.4 2,847.8
Source: Climatebase (temperatures, RH, and sun 1980–2000)World Meteorological Organization (precipitation 1955–1997),
Climate data for Downtown Athens (1987–2016). Extremes from 1890
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
25.3
(77.5)
28.9
(84)
32.2
(90)
36.7
(98.1)
44.8
(112.6)
43.0
(109.4)
42.6
(108.7)
38.6
(101.5)
36.5
(97.7)
30.5
(86.9)
22.9
(73.2)
44.8
(112.6)
Average high °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
14.3
(57.7)
16.9
(62.4)
21.1
(70)
26.5
(79.7)
31.7
(89.1)
34.5
(94.1)
34.3
(93.7)
29.7
(85.5)
24.1
(75.4)
18.7
(65.7)
14.4
(57.9)
23.31
(73.96)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.3
(50.5)
10.8
(51.4)
12.9
(55.2)
16.7
(62.1)
21.6
(70.9)
26.5
(79.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25.0
(77)
20.0
(68)
15.3
(59.5)
11.4
(52.5)
19.08
(66.34)
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
7.2
(45)
8.9
(48)
12.2
(54)
16.8
(62.2)
21.4
(70.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.1
(75.4)
20.3
(68.5)
16.0
(60.8)
12.0
(53.6)
8.5
(47.3)
14.89
(58.8)
Record low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−5.7
(21.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
1.7
(35.1)
6.2
(43.2)
11.8
(53.2)
16
(61)
15.5
(59.9)
8.9
(48)
5.9
(42.6)
−1.1
(30)
−4
(25)
−6.5
(20.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 50.5
(1.988)
44.6
(1.756)
46.6
(1.835)
28.4
(1.118)
17.1
(0.673)
8.7
(0.343)
8.7
(0.343)
5.4
(0.213)
22.3
(0.878)
41.9
(1.65)
71.8
(2.827)
73.1
(2.878)
419.1
(16.5)
Source: Meteoclub.gr
Municipalities of Greater Athens
Central Section: 1. City of Athens 2. Dafni 3. Ilioupoli 4. Vyronas 5. Kaisariani 6. Zografou 7. Galatsi 8. Filadelfeia
West Section:
29. Egaleo
30. Agia Varvara
31. Chaidari
32. Peristeri
33. Petroupoli
34. Ilion
35. Agioi AnargyroiKamatero
Athens
North Section:
9. Nea Ionia
10. Irakleio
11. Metamorfosi
12. LykovrysiPefki
13. Kifissia
14. PenteliMelissia
15. Amarousio
16. Vrilissia
17. Ag. Paraskevi
18. CholargosPapagou
19. Chalandri
20. FilotheiPsychiko
South Section: 21. Glyfada 22. Elliniko-Argyroupoli 23. Alimos 24. Agios Dimitrios 25. Nea Smyrni 26. Faliro 27. Kallithea 28. Moschato
Year City population Urban population Metro population
1833 4,000
1870 44,500
1896 123,000
1921 (Pre-Population exchange) 473,000
1921 (Post-Population exchange) 718,000
1971 867,023 - 2,540,241
1981 885,737 3,369,443
1991 772,072 3,444,358 3,523,407
2001 745,514 3,165,823 3,761,810
2011 664,046 3,090,508 3,753,783
Notable sport clubs based inside the boundaries of Athens Municipality
Club Founded Sports District Achievements
Panellinios G.S. 1891 Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Track and Field and others Kypseli Panhellenic titles in Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, many honours in Track and Field
Apollon Smyrni 1891
(originally in Smyrni)
Football, Basketball, Volleyball and others Rizoupoli Earlier long-time presence in A Ethniki
Ethnikos G.S. Athens 1893 Track and Field, Wrestling, Shooting and others Zappeion Many honours in Athletics and Wrestling
Panathinaikos 1908 Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Track and Field and others Ampelokipoi One of the most successful Greek clubs, many titles in several sports
Ilisiakos 1927 Football, Basketball Ilisia Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki basketball
Asteras Exarchion 1928 (originally as Achilleus Neapoleos) Football, Basketball Exarcheia Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki women basketball
Ampelokipoi B.C. 1929 (originally as Hephaestus Athens) Basketball Ampelokipoi Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki basketball
Thriamvos Athens 1930 (originally as Doxa Athens) Football, Basketball Neos Kosmos Panhellenic title in women Basketball
Sporting B.C. 1936 Basketball Patisia Many Panhellenic titles in women Basketball
Pagrati B.C. 1938 Basketball Pagrati Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki

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