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Administrative Region : Attica
Regional unit :
Peiraias

Keratsini (Greek: Κερατσίνι) is a suburb in the western part of Piraeus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[1]


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Geography

Keratsini is about 14 km WSW of Athens, and about 4 km NW of downtown Piraeus. Drapetsona Bay lies to the southwest. It is linked by a road north to Skaramagas and West Attica, and several roads east to Athens and Piraeus.

The area was made up of farmlands. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1930s and the 1950s. Today, most of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The rocky landscape of Aigaleo lies to the north and northwest. The industrial area, part of the port of Piraeus, lies to the southwest. The area which was used for mining in the 1960s was transformed into a park.

Other

Keratsini has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, a tertiary division soccer team named Keratsini which is also called KERTS and another called APO Keratsini and squares (plateies) including one in the northwest.

Culture

Keratsini has its own non-professional choir (mixed voices, SATB). It has participated many times in festivals all around Greece. The town has its own choir festival called international song festival.

Historical population
Year Municipality
1981 74,179
1991 71,982
2001 76,102

'References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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