Perama (Greek: Πέραμα) is a port city and part of Athens urban area and Piraeus regional unit. It lies on the southwest edge of the Aegaleo mountains, on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is 8 km northwest of Piraeus, and 15 km west of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 14.729 km2.[2] It forms the western terminus of the Port of Piraeus (Athens' port) and there is also a passenger port that provides ferry services to Salamis Island.

Perama

Πέραμα
Ships at Perama
Ships at Perama
Perama is located in Greece
Perama
Perama
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Peramatos.png
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
Government
 • MayorPantelis Zoumboulis (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality14.729 km2 (5.687 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
25,389
 • Municipality density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
188 63
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.perama.gr

The name Perama comes from the Greek word "perasma" which means "passage". Perama has a secondary soccer team named Peramaikos. The Battle of Salamis which took place in 480BC was located between the Salamis island and the mainland, part of which included Perama.

Historical population

Year Municipality
1981 23,012
1991 24,119
2001 25,720
2011 25,389

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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