East Attica (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ανατολικής Αττικής) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Attica. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Pallini. The regional unit covers the eastern part of the agglomeration of Athens, and also the rural area to its east.
The regional unit East Attica is subdivided into 13 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):
Marathon (Marathonas, 7)
Markopoulo Mesogaias (8)
As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit East Attica was created out of the former prefecture East Attica (Greek: νομαρχία Ανατολικής 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.
New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Acharnes Acharnes Acharnes
Dionysos Dionysos Agios Stefanos
Kropia Kropia Koropi
Lavreotiki Lavreotiki Laurium
Marathon Marathon Marathon
Markopoulo Mesogaias Markopoulo Mesogaias Markopoulo
Oropos Afidnes Oropos
Paiania Paiania Paiania
Pallini Pallini Gerakas
Rafina-Pikermi Rafina Rafina
Saronikos Anavyssos Kalyvia Thorikou
Spata-Artemida Artemida Spata
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni Vari Voula
The prefecture of East Attica was subdivided into three provinces: the Province of Marathon (capital Marathon), the Province of Mesogia (capital Koropi), and the Province of Lavriotiki (capital Lavrio). They were abolished before the Kallikratis programme came into effect.
List of settlements in Attica
^ a b Kallikratis reform law textPDF
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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