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View o Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
View o Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
Keratsini is located in Greece
Location athin the regional unit
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
 • Municipal unit7.601 km2 (2.935 sq mi)
40 m (130 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
187 xx
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Keratsini (Greek: Κερατσίνι) is a suburb 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 the seat an a municipal unit.[2]


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Keratsini is aboot 14 kilometre (9 mile) WSW o Athens, an aboot 4 km (2 mi) NW o dountoun Piraeus. Drapetsona Bay lees tae the soothwast. It is linkit bi a road north tae Skaramagas an Wast Attica, an several roads east tae Athens an Piraeus.

The aurie wis made up o fermlands. Mixed fermin wis common. Urban development replacit hintle o the fermlands atween the 1930s an the 1950s. The day, maist o the municipality are urbanisit or residential. The rocky landscape o Aigaleo lees tae the north an northwast. The industrial aurie, pairt o the port o Piraeus, lees tae the soothwast. The aurie which wis uised for minin in the 1960s wis transformit intae a pairk.

Keratsini haes schuils, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a polis station, a post office, a tertiar diveesion soccer team namit Keratsini which is cried KERTS an aw an anither cried APO Keratsini an squares (plateies) includin ane in the northwast.

Keratsini haes its awn nan-profeesional choir (mixed voices, SATB). It haes pairticipatit mony times in festivals aw aroond Greece. The toun haes its awn choir festival cried internaitional sang festival.

Historical population

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Year Municipality
1981 74,179
1991 71,982
2001 76,102

Internaitional relations

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties

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Keratsini is twinned wi:


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  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 2017-04-27 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 15 Januar 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2013.

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