Piraeus
Περιφερειακή ενότητα Πειραιώς  (Greek)
Piraeus regional unit
Piraeus regional unit
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°38′E / 37.967°N 23.633°E / 37.967; 23.633Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°38′E / 37.967°N 23.633°E / 37.967; 23.633
CountryGreece
RegionAttica
Area
 • Total50.417 km2 (19.466 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total448,997
 • Density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Piraeus (/pˈrəs, pɪˈrəs/ py-REE-əs, pirr-AY-əs; Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Πειραιώς, romanizedPerifereiakí enótita Peiraiós), also sometimes called Greater Piraeus[1] (as distinct from the City of Piraeus; Ευρύτερος Πειραιάς Evrýteros Peiraiás), is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Attica. The regional unit covers the west-central part of the Athens urban area (or agglomeration).

Administration

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Piraeus was created out of part of the former Piraeus Prefecture. It is subdivided into 5 municipalities. These are:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Elaine Thomopoulos (2012). The History of Greece. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations. Greenwood. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)