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Cholargos (Greek: Χολαργός) is a suburb of Athens, Greece, located northeast of the city center and about 6 kilometers away from Syntagma square. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Papagou-Cholargos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[1]


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It is accessed by Messogion Avenue in the west and is now attached to Attiki Odos at number 6 north of the town hall. The name of the suburb dates back to ancient Athens and the most prominent "Χολαργεύς" (citizen of Cholargos) was Pericles.

Historical population
Year Population
1981 31,703
1991 33,691
2001 32,166

It was first given "community" status in 1933 and "municipality" status in 1963.
Notable people

Georgios Diamantopoulos (1980-), basketball player
Alexis Georgoulis (1974-), actor
Dimitrios Katiakos (1987-), basketball player
Epameinondas Papantoniou (1990-), basketball player
Eleni Rantou, actress
Pericles, son of Xanthippus (495-429 BC), Statesman and athenian general

Gallery

Cholargos municipal park

Agia Triada Church

Urban neighbourhood

Street in Cholargos

See also

List of municipalities of Attica

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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