Elliniko

Elliniko (Greek: Ελληνικό, meaning "Greek") is a suburb of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality Elliniko-Argyroupoli, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Elliniko is known for the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, built on the grounds of the former Ellinikon International Airport for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Elliniko
Ελληνικό
Elliniko is located in Greece
Elliniko
Elliniko
Location within Athens
DE Ellinikou
Coordinates: 37°52′N 23°44′E / 37.867°N 23.733°ECoordinates: 37°52′N 23°44′E / 37.867°N 23.733°E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitSouth Athens
MunicipalityElliniko-Argyroupoli
 • Municipal unit7.127 km2 (2.752 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit17,259
 • Municipal unit density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code167 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.elliniko.gr

Geography

Elliniko is situated near the Saronic Gulf coast, 10 km south of Athens city centre. The municipality has an area of 7.127 km2.[3] The former airport is in the western part of the municipal unit, near the coast. Most of the residential area is in the eastern part, east of the former airport. The northern part of the airport has been converted to a sports complex. There are plans to convert the remaining part into a park.

Elliniko is well connected to the centre of Athens through a new line of the Athens metro (Elliniko station). The Athens Tram serves the coastal part of Elliniko.

Economy

Hellenic Imperial Airways has its head office in Elliniko.[4] The Greek Civil Aviation Authority also has its head office in Elliniko.[5]

Climate

According to the data provided by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service Elliniko has an average annual temperature of 18.5°C and receives 364.8 mm (14.36 in) of precipitation per year thus it falls in the BSh hot semi-arid climate category with strong Mediterranean influences according to the Köppen climate classification.

Climate data for Athens, Elliniko, 10 m asl (1955-1997)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
14.1
(57.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.4
(66.9)
24.1
(75.4)
28.7
(83.7)
31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
28.2
(82.8)
23.2
(73.8)
18.8
(65.8)
15.2
(59.4)
22
(71.7)
Average low °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.1
(44.8)
8.4
(47.1)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
20.1
(68.2)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
19.6
(67.3)
15.6
(60.1)
12.0
(53.6)
8.8
(47.8)
14.3
(57.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48.3
(1.902)
40.9
(1.61)
39.7
(1.563)
26.0
(1.024)
15.2
(0.598)
5.6
(0.22)
5.2
(0.205)
7.0
(0.276)
9.6
(0.378)
47.8
(1.882)
55.4
(2.181)
64.1
(2.524)
364.8
(14.363)
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[6]

Sports

Hellinikon Olympic Complex is located in Elliniko. It was built for the staging of the 2004 Summer Olympics and consists five venues. Elliniko also houses the basketball club Elliniko-Sourmena B.C. with many achievements in women's basketball.

Historical population

Year Population
1981 11,498
1991 13,517
2001 16,740
2011 17,259

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  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. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.." Hellenic Imperial Airways. Retrieved on 10 May 2011. "Athens / Greece Hellenic Imperial Airways (Head Offices) 22, Vouliagmenis Ave. 16777 Hellinikon Athens - Greece"
  5. ^ "Contact us Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine.." Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "ADDRESS: 1, Vasileos Georgiou Av. HELLINIKO T.K. 160604" - Address in Greek Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine.: "ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ : Βασ. Γεωργίου 1 Ελληνικό Τ.Κ. 16604"
  6. ^ "Climatological Information for Athens Hellinikon, Greece", HNMS climatological table, web: [1].

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