Aigaleo
Αιγάλεω
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
Aigaleo is located in Greece
Aigaleo
Aigaleo
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Egaleo.png
Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 23°40′41″E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 23°40′41″E / 37.992°N 23.678°E / 37.992; 23.678
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Athens
Area
 • Municipality6.450 km2 (2.490 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
69,946
 • Municipality density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
122 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.aigaleo.gr

Aigaleo or Egaleo (Greek: Αιγάλεω pronounced [eˈɣaleo]) is a suburban municipality in the western part of Athens. It takes its name from Mount Aigaleo. Its population was 69,946 at the 2011 census.

Geography

Aigaleo is four km (2.5 mi) west of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 6.450 km2 (2.490 sq mi).[2] It is southeast of Mount Aigaleo. The Cephissus river flows through the industrialized eastern part of the municipality; about 1/4 of its area is taken up by factory developments. The town is served by an Metro station: Egaleo metro station. The Motorway 1 (Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzones) passes through the town.

Aigaleo consists of the quarters Kato Aigaleo, Neo Aigaleo, Damarakia, Lioumi, Rosika, Agios Spyridonas and Agios Georgios.

History

The municipal park of Egaleo, Attica
The municipal park of Egaleo, Attica

Aigaleo was part of the municipality of Athens until 1934, when it became a separate community. It was raised to municipality status in 1943.[3]

The city's present mayor is Giannis Gikas [el], since the 2019 Greek local elections.

Historical population

Year Population
1940 17,686 (community)
1951 29,464
1961 57,840
1971 79,961
1981 81,906
1991 78,563
2001 74,046
2011 69,946

Sports

Aigaleo hosts many sport teams. The most successful is the Athletic Club Egaleo with successful departments in football (Egaleo FC) and basketball (Egaleo BC). Other amateur clubs are A.P.O. Orfeas, A.E. Egaleo City, Diagoras Dryopideon, A.P.O. Ierapolis, A.O. Cronos

Notable sport clubs based in Egaleo
Club Sports Founded Achievements
A.P.O. Orfeas Football 1928 Earlier presence in Beta Ethniki
Egaleo Football 1946 Earlier long-time presence in A Ethniki
Basketball 1956 Earlier presence in A1 Ethniki

Mayors

People

International relations

Aigaleo is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  3. ^ "EETAA local government changes". Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. ^ "List of Mayors" (in Greek). Municipality of Aigaleo. Retrieved 2022-02-02.

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