Paiania (or Paeanea or Peania Greek: Παιανία, Greek pronunciation: [pe.a.ˈni.a], before 1915: Λιόπεσι - Liopesi, pronounced [ˈʎo.pe.si]; Arvanitika: Liopësi) is a town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece. It is an eastern suburb of Athens, located east of Mount Hymettus. It is 11 km east of Athens city centre.
|Regional unit||East Attica|
|• Mayor||Spyros Stamou|
|• Municipality||53.16 km2 (20.53 sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||43.92 km2 (16.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||160 m (520 ft)|
|• Municipality density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||15,619|
|• Municipal unit density||360/km2 (920/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Peania is home to the Vorres Museum of Folk and Contemporary Art, the Foundation European Art Center (EUARCE) of Greece. the broadcasting facilities of Greek television station Oren TV and the former training facilities of football club Panathinaikos FC. Greek National Road 89 passes through the town, Motorway 6 passes east of it. The town was renamed to reflect association with the ancient deme of Paeania.
The municipality Peania was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:
- Glyka Nera
The municipality has an area of 53.155 km2, the municipal unit 43.917 km2. The municipal unit of Peania also includes the village of Argithea (pop. 1,024).
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- Name changes of settlements in Greece
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
- "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
- The MGS Garden at Sparoza 
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