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Panoramic view o the wastren pairt o the ceety an the port o Piraeus.
Panoramic view o the wastren pairt o the ceety an the port o Piraeus.
Piraeus is locatit in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Pireos.png
Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°38′E / 37.950°N 23.633°E / 37.950; 23.633Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°38′E / 37.950°N 23.633°E / 37.950; 23.633
Kintra Greece
Admeenistrative region Attica
Regional unit Piraeus
 • Mayor Vasileios Michaloliakos (ND; syne 2011)
 • Urban 50.417 km2 (19.466 sq mi)
 • Municipality 10.865 km2 (4.195 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 6.6 m (21.7 ft)
Lawest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Urban 466,065
 • Urban density 9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
 • Municipality 175,697
 • Municipality density 16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 185 xx
Aurie code(s) 21
Vehicle registration Υ
Wabsteid www.pireasnet.gr

Piraeus (/[unsupported input]pˈrəs/ or /pɪˈr.əs/; Greek: Πειραιάς Peiraiás [pireˈas], Auncient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús, pronounced [peːrajěːu̯s]) is a ceety in the region o Attica, Greece. Piraeus is locatit athin the Athens urban aurie,[2] 12 km soothwast frae its ceety center (municipality o Athens), an lees alang the east coast o the Saronic Gulf.

Accordin tae the 2001 census, Piraeus haed a population o 175,697 fowk athin its admeenistrative limits, makkin it the third lairgest municipality in Greece an the seicont lairgest athin the urban aurie o the Greek caipital, follaein the municipality o Athens. The municipality o Piraeus an several ither suburban municipalities athin the regional unit o Piraeus form the wider Piraeus Urban Aurie or Greater Piraeus, wi a total population o 466,065.

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Piraeus is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. National Statistical Service of Greece (2002). Στατιστική Επετηρίδα της Ελλάδος 2002 (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. p. 54. The table includes the urban areas of Greece, officially defined by the National Statistical Service of Greece, powered by the Ministry of Finance of Greece. The municipality of Piraeus and its greater area belong to the Athens urban area or Greater Athens (Πολεοδομικό Συγκρότημα Αθηνών). 
  3. "Marseille Official Website – Twin Cities". Ville de Marseille (in French). 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [deid airtin]
  4. "Saint Petersburg in figures – International and Interregional Ties". Saint Petersburg City Government. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  5. "Baltimore City Mayor's Office of International and Immigrant Affairs – Sister Cities Program". Retrieved 2009-07-18. [deid airtin]

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