Irakleio, Attica

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Irakleio is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°46′E / 38.050°N 23.767°E / 38.050; 23.767Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°46′E / 38.050°N 23.767°E / 38.050; 23.767
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • MayorPantelis Vlassopoulos
 • Municipality4.638 km2 (1.791 sq mi)
150 m (490 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
144 xx
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Irakleio (Greek: Ηράκλειο) is a suburb in the northren pairt o Athens, Greece, an a municipality o the Attica region. Irakleio is dividit intae three pairts, Palaio Irakleio, Neo Irakleio an Ano Irakleio. The name dates back tae auncient times. The name durin the Ottoman Empire till the Greek War o Unthirldom wis kent as Arakli. Irakleio is linkit bi an ISAP green line o the ootdoor subway station. Irakleio is accessed north wi twa exits wi the Attiki Odos (nummer 6)/E94 whilk is accessed wi GR-1/E75 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) an aw an GR-8/E94. It is locatit aboot SE o GR-1 an Kifissou Avenue, SW o Marathon, W o Kifissias Avenue, an aboot 14 km N o Athens via GR-1 an aboot 3 km S an north o the Attiki Odos (nummer 6).

Thare several main roads in toun includin ane linkin Pefki an Kifissia. The main street that accesses tae the Olympic Stadium is tae the east an Veikou Avenue is tae its east an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Irakleio square

Farmlands uised tae dominate a feck o the landscape, includin groves. In the early tae mid 20t century, urban development an industrial buildings replaced a feck o the fermland. The industrial aurie is aroond the northren an the northeastren pairt o Metafmorfosi. Thir days, maist o the land is residential. The Parnitha can be seen, as can the Penteli mountains tae the northeast. The heicher pairts o the Aegaleo an Hymettus mountains can be seen.

Irakleio haes scuils, a few lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a train station, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices an squares (plateies). An auld stane quarry mine is situate in the aurie o Ano Heraklio.

Thare twa fitba teams that compete on local leagues, Hrakleio F.C. whilk participates in the A Division o the local league an Ermhs Eirhnh in the C Division respectively. Baith teams uise as thair hame grund the Prasinou Lofou stadium ower Attiki odos.

The yirdquauk o 7 September 1999 affectit the aurie but caused minor damages.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population
1981 37,833
1991 42,905
2001 45,926
2011 49,642

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.