Salamina, Attica

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Salamina City (Greek: Σαλαμίνα, Salamis (Σαλαμίς, old-fashioned), or Kulluri (Arvanitika: Kuluri))[2] is the largest town and a former municipality on Salamis Island in Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Salamis, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3]


Official seal of Salamina
Salamina is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°30′E / 37.967°N 23.500°E / 37.967; 23.500Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°30′E / 37.967°N 23.500°E / 37.967; 23.500
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitIslands
 • MayorSpýros Sofrás
 • Municipal unit80.992 km2 (31.271 sq mi)
Highest elevation
375 m (1,230 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Population25,888 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
189 00
Area code(s)21046

It is part of the Islands regional unit of the Attica region. The town lies in the northwestern part of the island. It had a population of 25,370 inhabitants at the 2011 census,[1] the vast majority of whom are Arvanites.[2] It was the municipal seat of the former municipality of Salamina, which had a land area of 80.992 square kilometres (31.271 sq mi)[4] and comprised about 84 percent of the island (all except the easternmost central coast, which comprised the former municipality of Ampelakia). The population of the municipal unit was 31,776 in 2011. It includes several other towns, the largest of which are Aiánteio (pop. 4,860), Stenó (198), Kanákia (206), Peristéria (206), Batsí (235), Kolónes (153), and Pérani (226).


The municipal unit Salamina is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets): Salamina (Salamina, Elliniko, Batsi, Steno) Aianteio (Aianteio, Dimitrani, Kanakia, Kolones, Maroudi, Perani, Peristeria)

See alsoEdit

Battle of Salamis Ajax the Great


  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b Jochalas, Titos P. (1971): Über die Einwanderung der Albaner in Griechenland: Eine zusammenfassene Betrachtung ["On the immigration of Albanians to Greece: A summary"]. München: Trofenik.
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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