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West Attica (Greek: Δυτική Αττική) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Attica. The regional unit covers the western part of the agglomeration of Athens, and the area to its west.

West Attica

Περιφερειακή ενότητα Δυτικής Αττικής
Municipalities of West Attica
Municipalities of West Attica
Location of West Attica within Greece
Location of West Attica within Greece
Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°32′E / 38.033°N 23.533°E / 38.033; 23.533Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°32′E / 38.033°N 23.533°E / 38.033; 23.533
CountryGreece
RegionAttica
Area
 • Total1,004.007 km2 (387.649 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total160,927
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
1xx xx
Area codes210, 22960
ISO 3166 codeGR-A3
Car platesΥΡ
Websitewww.ypes.gr/el/Regions/Aytodioikhsh/StatesMunicipalities/dutikisattikis/

AdministrationEdit

The regional unit West Attica is subdivided into 5 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

With respect to parliamentary elections West Attica belongs to the electoral district of Attica.

PrefectureEdit

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit West Attica was created out of the former prefecture West Attica (Greek: νομαρχία Δυτικής Αττικής). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Aspropyrgos Aspropyrgos Aspropyrgos
Eleusis Eleusis Eleusis
Magoula
Fyli Fyli Ano Liosia
Ano Liosia
Zefyri
Mandra-Eidyllia Mandra Mandra
Erythres
Oinoi
Vilia
Megara Megara Megara
Nea Peramos

ProvincesEdit

There were two provinces in the prefecture of West Attica: Megarida, and the Attica Province (most of which was part of East Attica).[2] They were abolished in 2006.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)

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