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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; 23.617Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
Kintra Greece
Admeenistrative region Attica
Regional unit Piraeus
Municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona
 • Municipal unit 7.601 km2 (2.935 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 76,102
 • Municipal unit Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 187 xx
Aurie code(s) 210
Vehicle registration 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.[2]

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

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