Korydallos (Greek: Κορυδαλλός;[2] Latin: Corydallus) is a municipality in the Piraeus regional unit, Greece. It is located in the southwestern part of Athens agglomeration.

Korydallos
Κορυδαλλός
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Korydallos is located in Greece
Korydallos
Korydallos
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 37°59′N 23°39′E / 37.983°N 23.650°E / 37.983; 23.650Coordinates: 37°59′N 23°39′E / 37.983°N 23.650°E / 37.983; 23.650
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
Government
 • MayorStavros Kasimatis
Area
 • Municipality4.324 km2 (1.670 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
63,445
 • Municipality density15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
181 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.korydallos.gr

GeographyEdit

Korydallos is situated southeast of the mountain Aegaleo. It is located 7 km west of central Athens and 4.5 km north of Piraeus. The municipality has an area of 4.324 km2.[3] The main street Taxiarchon has become a well known shopping center with many fashion shops and boutiques. People who live there are usually middle class families or the working class.

TransportEdit

Korydallos metro station of line 3 situated in the city. Also served by busses (OSY).

HistoryEdit

Korydallos was founded in ancient times, and was one of the 100 municipalities of ancient Athens' democratic system at the end of the 6th century BC.[4] Theophilos Corydalleus (1563–1646) was a philosopher who lived in Corydallos.[5] 200 years later, Korydallos was known as Koutsoukari after the property owner of the greater area, Emmanouil Koutsikaris. After that it was renamed into Pachy after the next owner (Pachinas). In 1923, the town was renamed back into its ancient name, Korydallos. The population in 1928 was 2,500. Korydallos was part of the municipality of Athens until 1931 and from 1931 to 1934 of municipality of Piraeus, when it became a separate community. It was elevated to municipality status in 1946.[6] The city now boasts a population of 100,000.[7]

Historical populationEdit

Year Municipality
1981 61,313
1991 63,184
2001 67,456
2011 63,445

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Known as Παχύ, Pachy from the 1860s till 1923.
  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. ^ "Αρχαία Ιστορία". Δήμος Κορυδαλλού (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  5. ^ Tripoulá, Ioánna. "Korydaleus, Theophilos". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "ΕΕΤΑΑ-Διοικητικές Μεταβολές των Οικισμών".
  7. ^ "Σύγχρονη Ιστορία". Δήμος Κορυδαλλού (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-11-14.

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