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Dafni (Greek: Δάφνη) is a suburb of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dafni-Ymittos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2]

Dafni

Δάφνη
Dafni is located in Greece
Dafni
Dafni
Location within Athens
DE Dafnis.svg
Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°44′E / 37.950°N 23.733°E / 37.950; 23.733Coordinates: 37°57′N 23°44′E / 37.950°N 23.733°E / 37.950; 23.733
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitCentral Athens
MunicipalityDafni-Ymittos
 • Municipal unit1.375 km2 (0.531 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
22,913
 • Municipal unit density17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
172 xx
Area code(s)210
Websitewww.dimosdafnis.gr[permanent dead link]

GeographyEdit

Dafni is an inner suburb of Athens, 2 km south of the Acropolis of Athens. Its built-up area is continuous with that of municipality of Athens and the surrounding suburbs Nea Smyrni, Agios Dimitrios and Ymittos. Dafni metro station is served by Line 2 of the Athens Metro. The main thoroughfare is Vouliagmenis Avenue, which connects Dafni with Athens city centre. At 1.375 km²[3] it is one of the smallest municipal units in the Athens metropolitan area.

SportsEdit

The Amyntas Dafnis HEBA basketball club (A2 Division) competes at the Dafni Indoor Hall.

 
Nighttime scene of Kalogyrous Square, Dafni, Athens, Greece

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  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.

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