Agios Stefanos, Attica

Agios Stefanos (Greek: Άγιος Στέφανος, meaning Saint Stephen) is a northern suburb in Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Dionysos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 8.136 km2.[3]

Agios Stefanos
Άγιος Στέφανος
Agios Stefanos is located in Greece
Agios Stefanos
Agios Stefanos
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°8′N 23°51′E / 38.133°N 23.850°E / 38.133; 23.850Coordinates: 38°8′N 23°51′E / 38.133°N 23.850°E / 38.133; 23.850
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityDionysos
 • Municipal unit8.136 km2 (3.141 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
10,015
 • Municipal unit density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
145 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.agstefanos.gr

GeographyEdit

Agios Stefanos is situated in the hills in the northeastern part of the Athens conurbation, at about 350 m elevation. It lies east of the Parnitha mountains, northwest of the Penteliko Mountain, and 4 km southwest of the Marathon Reservoir. The source of the river Kifisos is near Agios Stefanos. It is 9 km west of Marathon and 21 km northeast of Athens city centre. Its built-up area is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Anoixi and Stamata to the south.

Motorway 1 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki) passes west of the town. Agios Stefanos has a railway station on the railway from Athens to Thessaloniki. Athens ERA-1 transmitter, the second tallest man-made structure of Greece, is situated north of Agios Stefanos.

Historical populationEdit

Agios Stefanos has historically been an Arvanite settlement.[4]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 2,388 -
1991 5,243 5,333
2001 8,790 8,961
2011 9,892 10,015

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1991). Arvanitika: die albanischen Sprachreste in Griechenland. Vol. 1. p. 18. ISBN 9783447027588.