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Frae top left:Kifisias avenue, Syntrivaniou square, Neoclassical hooses, The Square at the Train Station
Frae top left:Kifisias avenue, Syntrivaniou square, Neoclassical hooses, The Square at the Train Station
Marousi is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°03′N 23°48′E / 38.050°N 23.800°E / 38.050; 23.800Coordinates: 38°03′N 23°48′E / 38.050°N 23.800°E / 38.050; 23.800
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • MayorGiοrgos Patoulis (ND)
 • Municipality12.938 km2 (4.995 sq mi)
230 m (750 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
151 xx
Aurie code(s)21
Vehicle registrationZ

Marousi (Greek, Modern: Μαρούσι, Katharevousa: Αμαρούσιον - Amarousion) is a suburban city North East of Athens, Greece. The Athens Olympic Sports Complex, the lairgest sports complex in Greece, is locatit here an aw; its main street is Kifisias Avenue, an contains fower ISAP train stations an twa o the Suburban Railway an aw. The region is birthplace o the naitionally kent Greek actress Aliki Vougiouklaki, an ANT1 telly station an studios are locatit in this commonty an aw, as are the main offices o the Greek subsidiaries o several multinaitional corporations frae Kodak, Bayer, Kimberly-Clark, Siemens, Microsoft tae Nestlé. Amarousion dates back tae the era o the auncient Athenian Republic; it auncient name wus Athmonon, an it representit ane o the 10 Athenian sub-ceeties. The aurie held a main auncient temple, whaur Amarysia Artemis, the goddess o huntin, wis adored, an the ceety's modren name derives frae that o the goddess, Amarysia, which denotes the oreegin o the wirship back in Amarynthos, Euboea. Athin Marousi lees the biggest forest in urban Athens, "Dassos Syngrou", an the rest o the aurie is residential, wi commercial biggins tae be foond mainly on Kifissias Avenue.

Modren Marousi[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marousi, a quiet northren suburb o Athens, wis strictly a faimily housing area till the 1980s. Durin the 1990s an due tae the development o excellent transportation substructur, (namely the Attiki Odos, Athens Metro, Urban Rail), the availability o laund, an a public authority friendly tae businesses it haes been transformit intae wha is nou kent as the Financial Destrict o Athens. At the turn o the new century the aurie nou hooses increasin auries o modren law-rise office biggins servin the Greek corporate elite, as well as mony a nummer o facilities an infrastructural developments. The ceety remains a heichlie regardit domestic suburb in aw aures, apairt frae the commercial Kifissias avenue. It affers a colourful range o activity tae residents an visitors an a vera comprehensive an modren variety o facilities, cafes, restaurants, multiplexes, sportin venues, shoppin auries, as well as a nummer o prestigious public (Peiramatiko Lyceum Anavryton) an private educational institutions. Marousi haes a langstaundin an strang athletic tradeetion an aw, traceable tae the first modren Olympics o 1896, an hame tae ane o the dominant basketbaa teams in the Greek League (Maroussi B.C.), haulder o the European Saporta Cup trophy in 2001. In 2004, Marousi wis considered co-organizer o the Olympic Gemmes Municipality thegither wi Metropolitan Athens, acause the majority o the facilities an venues wur locatit in the "Kalogreza region", an ither auries o Marousi, mainly at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population
1981 48,151
1991 64,092
2001 69,470
2011 72,333

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marousi is road servicit bi OASA (blue colour) buses an runs its awn smaw bus shuttle netwirk (red colour) an aw. As for rail, Marousi is servit bi ISAP (green colour, line 1) wi 4 train stations, KAT, Marousi, Neratziotissa, Eirinis, an bi Proastiakos (yellae colour, suburban licht railwey) wi 2 train stations, Neratziotissa an Kifissias. The "Marousi" an "Eirinis" ISAP stations are situatit abuin the grund. The OASA buses an the ISAP line are baith accessible wi the same 1.00 EUR ticket as o Aprile 2009, whilst the local red buses netwirk is entirely free tae onyane, an as such affers limited zero-fare transport.

If the Line 4 (orange colour) o the Attiko Metro is built, Marousi will be servicit bi unnergrund rapid transit an aw.

Twin ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marousi is twinned wi the follaein ceeties:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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