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Port o Drapetsona
Port o Drapetsona
Drapetsona is located in Greece
Location athin the regional unit
Coordinates: 37°56.8′N 23°37.5′E / 37.9467°N 23.6250°E / 37.9467; 23.6250Coordinates: 37°56.8′N 23°37.5′E / 37.9467°N 23.6250°E / 37.9467; 23.6250
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
 • Municipal unit1.725 km2 (0.666 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
186 xx
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Drapetsona (Greek: Δραπετσώνα) is a suburb an a umwhile municipality in the wastren pairt o Piraeus, Greece. Syne the 2011 local govrenment reform it is pairt o the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, o which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drapetsona Bay lees tae the wast an northwast an the Piraeus Harbor lees tae the sootheast in which atween 2002. The ceety is aboot 12 km WSW o Athens an aboot 1.5 km NW o dountoun Piraeus.

The aurie wis made up of farmlands. Mixed fermin wis common. Urban development replacit hintle o the fermlands in the 1900s an the 1940s. The day, hauf o the aurie is urbanisit or residential. The shippin aurie o Piraeus which is Athens' closest lies to the wast an sooth. It wis first opened in the mid-20t century. It took several years to expand the aurie. The aurie expandit aboot 1 km² tae mak room for fricht an shippin auries so shippin frae Athens tae ither pairts o the warld can begin. The forests are in the soothren an the wastren pairt alang the shoreline.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drapetsona durin the antiquity wis a region o Attic Municipality o Athens accordin tae the admeenistrative diveesion o Cleisthenes. In 1805 the first kirk, Saunt Dionysios wis built. In the 1830s Drapetsona wis constitutit o fowk who muivit frae Greek islands an built smaw destricts near Saunt Dionysios kirk in the aurie cried Vourla. In 1834 a pairt o the region wis gien tae Piraeus in order tae become a cemetery under the term of churches’ reconstruction. An aw a great nummer o bordels wis establisht in 1873 tae the wast o Saunt Dionysios. Efter the Asie Minor Catastrophe in 1922 thare wis a notable population increase. Immigrants frae Minor Asie wur settled doun in smaw firthen constructions. Maist o these hooses maintained till 1968 when refugee dounsets wur built. The modren ceety o Drapetsona wis recognisit as an autonomous municipality in 1951.

Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne the 19t century Drapetsona becomes ane o the maist important industrial auries o soothren pairt o Athens. Syne 1898 a lot o factories an industries establisht: Vasileiadis Shipyards, a fertilizers’ factory, a plaster’s factory, a cement factory an the maist recent industries o petroleum products (Shell, Mobil, BP). Durin the last decade maist o the factories an industries wur shut doun or muivit in ither auries.

Ither[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drapetsona haes schuils, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a polis station, a post office, a seicontar soccer team an squares (plateies).

Reconstruction plans[eedit | eedit soorce]


The plan suggestit in 2006 for Municipality o Drapetsona foresees the reconstruction o nearly 640 acre (2.6 km2) tae the wast an sooth pairt. Accordin tae the plan a lairge shippin centre o Saronikos wi twa marinas for yachts andmega-yachts, residences, tourist's entertainment places an athletic activities will be placit.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Municipality
1981 14,767
1991 13,094
2001 13,399

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)

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