Aigaleo or Egaleo (Greek: Αιγάλεω pronounced [eˈɣaleo]) is a municipality in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. It takes its name from Mount Aigaleo. Its population was 69,946 at the 2011 census.
Estavromenou (Christ on the Cross) Square
|Regional unit||West Athens|
|• Municipality||6.450 km2 (2.490 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Municipality density||11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Aigaleo is situated 4 km west of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 6.450 km2. 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 Athens Metro station: Egaleo metro station. The Motorway 1 (Athens-Thessaloniki) passes through the town.
Aigaleo consists of the quarters Kato Aigaleo, Neo Aigaleo, Damarakia, Lioumi, Rosika, Agios Spyridonas and Agios Georgios.
The city's present mayor is Giannis Gikas.
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|
|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|
- Athanasios Papadopoulos (first president of the community "Nees Kydonies")
- Giorgos Kourousis
- Ioannis Batzakidis (1944)
- Aggelos Kouvelos (1947–1950)
- Apostolos Stigas (1951–1954)
- Stavros Mavrothalassitis (1955–1967, 1974–1978)
- Orfeas Tzanetopoulos (appointed by the military government, 1967–74)
- Panos Spiliopoulos (1979–1986, 1991–1994)
- Ioannis Mistakopoulos (1987–1990, 1995–2002)
- Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (2003–2010)
- Christos Kardaras (2010 – August 31, 2014)
- Dimitris Birbas (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2019)
- Giannis Gikas (September 1, 2019 – present)
- Rita Abatzi, Greek musician
- Keti Garbi, Greek singer
- Tassos Halkias, Greek actor
- Sophia Strati, Greek singer
- Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician
- Eleni Rantou, Greek actor
- Lakis Halkias, Greek musician
- Kostas Prekas, Greek actor
- Ioannes Dimaras, Greek politician and journalist
- Nasos Athanasiou, Greek journalist
- Giorgos Messalas, Greek actor
- Danis Katranidis, Greek actor
- Alexandros Asonitis, Greek writer
- Theofilos Verikios, Greek writer
- Giorgos Blanas, Greek writer
- Nikolaos Mihiotis, Greek writer
- Vicky Psarakis, Greek singer
Aigaleo is twinned with:
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- "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.
- "EETAA local government changes". Retrieved 28 June 2020.
- "Τέχνης έργα και πρόσωπα του Αιγάλεω" (Published by the Municipality of Egaleo)
- "Εξήντα χρόνια τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση στο Αιγάλεω" (Nikolaos Mihiotis)
- "Απ' τις Νέες Κυδωνίες στο Δήμο Αιγάλεω" (Eugenia Bournova)
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- (in Greek) Municipality of Aigaleo