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Administrative Region : Attica
Regional unit : West Athens

Ilion (Greek: Ίλιον, previously named Nea Liossia, Greek: Νέα Λιόσια) is a suburb in the west-northwest part of Athens, Greece. The two mountaintops of Aigaleo lie to the west. It is also located east-southeast of Eleusis, south of Attiki Odos (number 6), west and southwest of Kifissou Avenue (GR-1/E75, northwest Athens), and north of Piraeus and Poseidonos Avenue. The main streets are Fylis (Hasias) Ave. (linking to Kamatero and Ano Liosia), Thivon st. (linking to Peristeri) and Idomeneos and Protesilaou st. (linking to Petroupoli).


Geography

Ilion was mainly made up of farmlands. Pasture farming and groves were common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1950s and the 1990s and continued until the late-1990s, with little current development. Today, most of the municipality is urbanized or residential. The rocky, sparse landscape of Aigaleo lies to the west and to the north. Mining was common in the western part between the 1960s and the late 20th century. Forests dominate the squares.

Sites of interest

National Sports Center of Nea Liosia; Akratitos rarely plays in this stadium
Park of Environmental Information and Sensitisation "Antonis Tritsis", between Dimokratias Ave. and Fylis Ave.


Historical population
Year Population Change
1951 5,460 -
1961 31,810 +26,350 / +482.60%
1971 56,127 +24,317 / +76.44%
1981 72,427 +16,300 / +29.04%
1991 78,326 +5,899 / +8.14%
2001 80,859 +2,533 / +3.23%

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Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Greece

Twin towns - Sister cities

Ilio, Greece is twinned with:

Italy Corigliano d'Otranto, Italy
Romania Tulcea, Romania


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