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Petroupoli is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°41′E / 38.033°N 23.683°E / 38.033; 23.683Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°41′E / 38.033°N 23.683°E / 38.033; 23.683
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitWast Athens
 • MayorVangelis Simos
 • Municipality6.597 km2 (2.547 sq mi)
140 m (460 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Aurie code(s)210 50
Vehicle registrationΙΖΧ

Petroupoli (Greek: Πετρούπολη) is a suburb in the northwastren pairt o Athens Metropolitan Aurie, in Greece. Petroupoli wis pairt o the commonty o Nea Liosia til 1946, when it became a separate commonty. It wis elevatit tae municipality status in 1972.[2]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Petroupoli is situatit in the eastren fuithills of the Egaleo muntain, 7 km northwast o Athens city centre. Its main streets (25 March Ave., Anatolikis Romylias St. and Perikleous St.) connect the toun wi Ilion an Peristeri.

ASDA Archived 2008-05-03 at the Wayback Machine (Association for the Development o Wastren Athens) regards Petroupoli as the maist developit wastren suburb o the caipital.[3]

Cultur an eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Petra Festival taks place ivery simmer. The aurie's junior fitbaa team is namit Aris Petroupoli.

Petroupoli the day incorporates a nummer o private an 15 public kindergartens, 12 primar schuils (11 public an 1 private), 6 public lawer seicontar schuils (gymnasia), 5 public upper seicontar schuils (lyceums) an ane public Technical Seicontar Schuil (EPAL).

Mayors an elections[eedit | eedit soorce]

In this aurie there was once a great tradition of mayors supportit bi the Communist Pairty o Greece (KKE). For many years, the suburb's mayor was Nicolaos Paximadas, supported by the KKE. Follaein his retirement, another candidate endorsed bi KKE, Giorgos Giogos, became mayor o the aurie for the aicht years atween 1994 an 2002. In 2002, candidate Stefanos Vlachos wis electit, endorsed bi baith another left pairty, Synaspismos, an the Panhellenic Socialist Muivement (PASOK). In 2006 elections, Vlachos wis re-electit, earnin mair nor 42% o the votes. In the 2010 elections, anither communist mayor, Thomas Kotsambas wis electit efter the aicht-year Vlachos era, makkin Petroupoli the anerly municipality in Greece that haes a mayor supportit bi the Communist Pairty. In the 2014 elections the fowk o Petroupoli electit Vangelis Simos who haes the support o the Communist Pairty an aw.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population
1981 27,902
1991 38,278
2001 48,327
2011 58,979

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. EETAA local government changes
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 31 Mairch 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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