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View o Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
View o Keratsini electricity factory, in Piraeus
Keratsini is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
Kintra: Greece
Region: Attica
Regional unit: Piraeus
Municipality: Keratsini-Drapetsona
Population statistics (as o 2001)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 76,102
 - Aurie: 7.601 km2 (3 sq mi)
 - Densitie: 10,012 /km2 (25,931 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 40 m (131 ft)
Postal: 187 xx
Telephone: 210
Auto: Z

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.[1]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Keratsini is aboot 14 kilometres (9 miles) 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.

Ither[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Keratsini is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  2. "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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