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Penteli, Greece

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Penteli is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°52′E / 38.050°N 23.867°E / 38.050; 23.867Coordinates: 38°3′N 23°52′E / 38.050°N 23.867°E / 38.050; 23.867
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitNorth Athens
 • MayorDimitrios Stergiou-Kapsalis (Ind.)
 • Municipality32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit28.878 km2 (11.150 sq mi)
422 m (1,385 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
152 36
Aurie code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ

Penteli (Greek: Πεντέλη) is a toun an a municipality in the North Athens regional unit, Attica, Greece. It belangs tae the Athens metropolitan aurie an Athens' Megalo Daktylo. Ane o its ceety haws is locatit next tae the central square. Aboot 80% o the nan-urban laund consists o Penteliko Muntain. The suburb's main streets are dividit intae twa ane-wey thoroufares, ane goin tae Kifissia an tae Vrilissia, an the ither goin north tae Dionysos an Rea.

Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality Penteli wis formit at the 2011 local govrenment reform bi the merger o the follaein 3 umwhile municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie in the wastren an the northren portion o Nea Penteli ance constitutit fermland, whauras the day it is covered wi suburban developments. Hintle o the population, which varies frae law tae mid-densitie, dwells in muckle suburban villas. These sprawl tae the northren an eastren slopes, which are forestit an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The bones o prehistoric animals--mastodons, rhinoceros, antelope, an giraffe, alang wi giant turtles, hyenas an ither animals nae longer extant in the aurie—hae been foond amang the limestane crags o the muntain that looms ower the present suburb o Athens. Dominatit bi Mt. Penteli, the source o the marble uised tae build the Parthenon, Penteli wis renouned in Clessical Greece as well as in the Roman Empire. The Romans, in fact, constructit a 140-foot watter touer an aqueduct tae supplee watter tae the ceety o Athens. When Attica wis later govrened bi the Byzantine Empire an subsequently the Frankish Empire's Duchy o Athens, Penteli fell intae the haunds o the Ottoman Empire, an, for a short time, the Venetian Republic, till it wis reconquered bi the Ottomans in the early 17t century. Durin the Greek War o Unthirldom, the Bourbon Duke o Piacenza arrivit in Greece tae assist the revolutionar leaders. Significant landmarks are the Kastello tis Rododafnis, built in the 1840s, an an observatory, which wis completit in 1936.

Wildfires[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Julie 1995, Penteli wis ravagit bi a muckle forest fire which damagit several hames that encroached on the forest. Accordin tae Turkis umwhile prime meenister, Mesut Yılmaz, mony o the forest fires that ragit the Greek kintraside durin that simmer wur accually stairtit bi Turkis secret service agents. A similar disaster occurred on 16 August 2007, when anither forest fire damagit mony properties in the aurie. The conflagration, which wis kindled durin the efternuin, spread rapidly throu the forest, whaur it ragit oot o control for oors due tae the muckle amoonts o dry grass an shrubbery that haed no been cleared awa.

Dounsets[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Municipal unit Municipality
1981 2,286 -
1991 3,197 -
2001 4,829 -
2011 4,995 34,934

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2017-04-27 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)

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