Piraeus (/[unsupported input]pˈrəs/ or /pɪˈr.əs/; Greek: Πειραιάς Peiraiás [pireˈas], Ancient 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.

Piraeus

Πειραιάς
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
Piraeus
Piraeus
Location within the region
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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
KintraGreece
Admeenistrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
Govrenment
 • MayorVasileios Michaloliakos (ND; syne 2011)
Area
 • Urban
50.417 km2 (19.466 sq mi)
 • Municipality10.865 km2 (4.195 sq mi)
Highest elevation
6.6 m (21.7 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Urban
466,065
 • Urban density9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
 • Municipality
175697
 • Municipality density16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
185 xx
Aurie code(s)21
Vehicle registrationΥ
Websitewww.pireasnet.gr

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.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Piraeus is twinned wi:


ReferencesEedit

  1. a b 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. Archived frae the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  4. "Saint Petersburg in figures – International and Interregional Ties". Saint Petersburg City Government. Archived frae the original on 24 Februar 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  5. "Baltimore City Mayor's Office of International and Immigrant Affairs – Sister Cities Program". Archived frae the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 18 Julie 2009.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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