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Keratsini (Greek: Κερατσίνι) is a suburb in the western part of the Piraeus regional unit, it is part of Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2]

Keratsini

Κερατσίνι
View of Keratsini power station
View of Keratsini power station
Keratsini is located in Greece
Keratsini
Keratsini
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°37′E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
MunicipalityKeratsini-Drapetsona
 • Municipal unit7.601 km2 (2.935 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
77,077
 • Municipal unit density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
187 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.keratsini.gr

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GeographyEdit

Keratsini is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 3 km (1.9 mi) northwest of Piraeus and about 10 kilometres (6 miles) west of Athens city centre. The municipal unit has an area of 7.601 km2.[3] The coastal area consists mainly of port facilities, part of the Port of Piraeus.

CultureEdit

Keratsini has its own non-professional choir (mixed voices, SATB). It has participated many times in festivals all around Greece. The town has its own choir festival called international song festival.

SportsEdit

Keratsini hosts the football club Keratsini FC with earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki and the basketball club Faros Keratsiniou B.C. with presence in A2 Ethniki basketball.

Sport clubs based in Keratsini
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Keratsini FC 1926 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki.
Faros Keratsiniou B.C. 1971 Basketball Presence in A2 Ethniki.

Historical populationEdit

Year Municipality
1981 74,179
1991 71,982
2001 76,102
2011 77,077

International relationsEdit

Keratsini is twinned with Prešov, Slovakia, since 1994.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior ‹See Tfd›(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.
  4. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25.

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