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Attica (Greek: Αττική, Attikí; IPA: [atiˈci]) is an administrative region in Greece, containing Athens, the capital of Greece. This region covers a greater area than the historical region of Attica.

Overview

Located in the south of the country, Attica covers about 3,808 square kilometers. In addition to Athens, it contains within its area the cities of Piraeus, Eleusis, Megara, Laurium, and Marathon, as well as a small part of the Peloponnese peninsula and the islands of Salamis, Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Kythira, and Antikythera. About 3,750,000 people live in the region, of which more than 95% are inhabitants of the Athens metropolitan area.
Administration

The Attica region was established in the 1987 administrative reform, and until 2010 comprised the 4 prefectures of Athens, East Attica, Piraeus and West Attica.

With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, the region's powers and authority were redefined and extended. Sine 1 January 2011, the region is subdivided into 8 regional units:[1]

North Athens
West Athens
Central Athens
South Athens
East Attica
Piraeus
Islands
West Attica

The region's governor is, since 1 January 2011, Ioannis Sgouros, who was elected in the November 2010 local administration elections for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement.
Major communities

Acharnés (Αχαρνές) or Menídi (Μενίδι)
Agía Paraskeví (Αγία Παρασκευή)
Ágios Dimítrios (Άγιος Δημήτριος)
Aigáleo (Αιγάλεω)
Alimos (Άλιμος) or Kalamaki (Καλαμάκι)
Athína (Αθήνα) (Athens in English)
Chalándri (Χαλάνδρι)
Galátsi (Γαλάτσι)
Glyfáda (Γλυφάδα)
Ílion (Ίλιον) (formerly Nea Liosia)
Ilioúpoli (Ηλιούπολη)
Kallithéa (Καλλιθέα)
Keratsíni (Κερατσίνι)
Korydallós (Κορυδαλλός)
Maroúsi (Μαρούσι) or Amaroúsion (Αμαρούσιον)
Néa Ionía (Νέα Ιωνία)
Néa Smýrni (Νέα Σμύρνη)
Níkaia (Νίκαια)
Palaió Fáliro (Παλαιό Φάληρο)
Peiraiás (Πειραιάς) (Piraeus in English)
Peristéri (Περιστέρι)
Výronas (Βύρωνας)
Zográfos (Ζωγράφος)

List of municipalities and communities in Attica
List of settlements in Attica

Transportation
Roads and highways

The area is connected by roads and highways:

Greek National Road 1 (motorway)
Greek National Road 3 (old highway of Athens-Thessaloniki)
Greek National Road 8 (old highway linking Patras, the Peloponnese and Athens)
Greek National Road 8A (motorway)
Greek National Road 79
Greek National Road 83 (Marathonos Avenue)
Greek National Road 89
Greek National Road 91
Attiki Odos, number 6 (privately owned motorway), gradually opened from 2001 to 2004
Hymettus Ring (number 64), opened in 2004
Egaleo Ring (number 65), opened in 2004, still under construction in its southern part.

Ferry lines

Numerous ferry lines, both normal ferries and the "flying dolphins" (fast sea vessels), connect the port of Piraeus with the islands of the region.
Other

Athens Mass Transit System
Athens Metro
Athens Tram
Proastiakos
Transit System (Attica)

Sports
Football clubs

Premier and second division Superleague & Football League

AEK - Athens
Chaidari - Chaidari Athens
Chalkidona - Chalkidona
Egaleo FC (or Egaleo) - Aegaleo Athens
Ethnikos Asteras - Kesariani Athens
Ethnikos Piraeus - Piraeus Athens
Ilisiakos - Zografou Athens
Ionikos - Nikaia, founded in 1965
Kallithea - Kallithea (Athens), founded in 1966
Olympiacos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pireos, OSFP) - Piraeus
Panathinaikos - Athens
Panionios NFC - Nea Smyrni (Athens)
Proodeutiki - Nikaia (Athens)
Thrasivoulos - Fyli Athens

Third division Football League 2

Acharnaikos - Acharnes (Menidi)
Agios Demetrios - Athens
Aias Salamina - Salamina
Apollon - Athens
Ilioupoli GS
Koropi AO
Vyzas - Megara

Junior division/unassorted

Aittitos - Spata
Aris Petroupoli - Petroupoli
Aris Vari FC - Vari
Artemis FC - Artemis (Loutsa)
Aspropyrgos
Gkyziakos - Gkyzi
Kouvaras AC - Kouvaras
Olympiakos Papagou - Papagou
Panelefsiniakos - Eleusis


All sports

Ampelokipoi AC - Athens (in the area of Ampelokipoi), fourth division
Ethnikos GS - Athens, fourth division
Fokianos Athinon - Athens, fourth division

Mini Football

Mini football pitches - Online bookings
Mini football pitches and football academies
Mini football pitches

References

^ Kallikratis reform law text PDF

External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Attica

Government website of the Region of Attica

Former Municipalities of Athens

Agia Varvara | Agia Paraskevi | Agioi Anargyroi | Agios Dimitrios | Athens | Aigaleo | Alimos | Amarousi | Argyroupoli | Chaidari | Chalandri | Cholargos | Dafni | Ellinikon | Filothei | Galatsi | Glyfada | Heraklio | Ilio | Ilioupoli | Kaisariani | Kallithea | Kamatero | Kifissia | Lykovryssi | Melissia | Metamorfosi | Nea Chalkidona | Nea Erythraia | Nea Ionia | Nea Filadelfeia | Nea Smyrni | Neo Psychiko | Palaio Faliro | Papagou | Pefki | Peristeri | Petroupoli | Psychiko | Tavros | Vrilissia | Vyrona | Ymittos | Zografou

(Non-municipal) Communities of Athens prefectural department

Ekali | Nea Penteli | Penteli

Municipalities of East Attica

Acharnai | Agios Stefanos | Artemida | Avlona | Gerakas | Glyka Nera | Kalyvia Thorikou | Keratea | Kropia | Lavreotiki | Marathon | Markopoulo Mesogeias | Nea Makri | Paiania | Pallini | Rafina | Spata | Vari | Vouliagmeni | Voula

(Non-municipal)Communities of East Attica

Afidnes | Agios Konstantinos | Anavyssos | Anoixi | Anthousa | Dionysos | Drosia | Grammatiko | Kalamos | Kapandriti | Kouvaras | Kryoneri | Malakasa | Markopoulo Oropou | Nea Palatia | Oropos | Palaia Fokaia | Pikermi | Polydendri | Rodopoli | Saronida | Skala Oropou | Stamata | Sykamino | Thrakomakedones | Varnava

Municipalities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aegina | Agios Ioannis Rentis | Ampelakia Salaminas | Hydra | Korydallos | Kythira | Drapetsona | Methana | Nikaia | Perama | Piraeus | Poros | Salamina | Spetses | Troizina

(Non-municipal) Communities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Angistri | Antikythira

Provinces of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aigina | Kythira

Municipalities of West Attica

Ano Liosia | Aspropyrgos | Eleusis | Erythres | Fyli | Mandra | Megara | Nea Peramos | Vilia | Zefyri

(Non-Municipal) Communities of West Attica

Magoula | Oinoi

Regional units of Greece
Attica North AthensSouth AthensWest AthensCentral AthensIslandsEast AtticaPeiraiasWest Attica
Epirus ArtaIoanninaPrevezaThesprotia
Ionian Islands IthakiKefaloniaKerkyraLefkadaZakynthos
Crete ChaniaHeraklionLasithiRethymno
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North Aegean ChiosIkariaLesvosLimnosSamos
East Macedonia and Thrace DramaEvrosKavalaRhodopiThasosXanthi
Peloponnese ArgolidaArkadiaKorinthiaLakoniaMessinia
South Aegean AndrosKalymnosKarpathosKea-KythnosKosMilosMykonosNaxosParosRhodosSyrosThiraTinos
Thessaly KarditsaLarissaMagnisiaSporadesTrikala
West Greece AitoloakarnaniaAchaiaIlia
West Macedonia FlorinaGrevenaKastoriaKozani
Central Macedonia ChalkidikiImathiaKilkisPellaPieriaSerresThessaloniki

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