Δήμος Περιστερίου (Περιστέρι)
|Regional District :||Athens West|
|Geographic coordinates :|
|Area :||10.05 km²|
|Residents :||139,981 (2011)|
|Population density :||13,928.5 inhabitants / km²|
|LAU-1 code no .:||4701|
|Local self-government :||
|Location in the Attica region|
Peristeri ( Greek Περιστέρι ( n. Sg. ); Older also Peristerio and Peristerion ) is the most populous suburb of the Greek capital Athens . As an independent municipality with 139,000 inhabitants, Peristeri is the sixth largest city in Greece.
Peristeri is about 5 kilometers northwest of the Acropolis. It borders on the city of Athens to the east, Petroupoli and Ilio to the north, Agii Anargyri to the northeast , Chaidari to the west and Egaleo to the south . The municipality borders on the Kifisos , the Athinon avenue, the national road 8 and GR-EO8a and includes the northern half of the Athens industrial area . The main streets are Kennedy Street and Thívon Street.
Peristeri has been on the Athens metro network since the 2004 Olympics , which has resulted in a significant rise in property prices. The traffic connection suggests that Peristeri will increasingly develop into a commuter residence. Due to its relatively central location, Peristeri is currently a residential area (center) as well as an industrial and service location.
Sport plays an important role in Peristeri. During the 2004 Olympic Games , Peristeri was the venue for the boxing competitions. More recently, the traditional club Atromitos ( Greek Ατρόμητος ) made a name for itself, which returned to the Super League for the 2009/10 season after relegation to the second division in 2008 . Peristeri is also home to the Athens Peristeri basketball club, which plays in the Greek first division ( A1 Ethniki ).
sons and daughters of the town
- Grigoris Bithikotsis (1922-2005), Greek singer
Russian , Bulgaria (1986)
- Peristeri (Greek)
- Results of the 2011 census at the Greek Statistical Office ELSTAT ( Memento of the original from November 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF)