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Administrative Region : Attica
Regional unit :
Peiraias

Nikaia (Greek: Νίκαια) is a suburb in the northern part of Piraeus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikaia-Agios Ioannis Rentis, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[1]


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Geography

Nikaia is located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) north of Piraeus, and 7 km (4 mi) west of central Athens. The municipal unit has an area of 6.649 km2.[4] The main streets are Gregori Lambraki Street and Petrou Ralli Street.

History

Nikaia, like many other places around Greece, owes its population eruption to Greek refugees who left the Asia Minor coast after the 1922 war ended. It was part of the municipality of Piraeus until 1933, when it became a separate municipality, then still under the name Nea Kokkinia.[5] It was renamed to Nikaia in 1940.[2][5]

The 8th International Tournament of Nikaia, a chess tournament, took place between August 19 and 27, 2000. The Greek Weightlifting Grand Prix took place in Nikaia on December 9 and 10, 2003.
Sports

Nikaia has four sport clubs with important history. These are Proodeftiki with a great successful history in the football, Ionikos Nikaias with successful departments in the football (Ionikos Nikaias F.C.) and basketball (Ionikos Nikaias B.C.), A.E. Nikaias and Aris Nikaias.

Sport clubs based in Nikaia
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Proodeftiki 1927 Football, Basketball Long-time presence in Superleague
Chalkidona F.C. 1930 Football Earlier presence in Superleague
Ionikos Nikaias 1965 Football, Basketball, Water Polo Long-time presence in Superleague, earlier presence in A1 Basketball
Aris Nikaias 1973 (refounded) Basketball, Handball, Water Polo Panhellenic titles in women handball
A.E. Nikaias 1974 (refounded) Football , Volleyball One Greek cup in volleyball


Sites of interest

Klimakia Gallery
Piraeus-Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, a hall which was used for weightlifting in the 2004 Summer Olympics. It is connected with the Piraeus venue. Website
Platon National Sports Centre
Nikaia Municipal Gymnasium for Proodeftiki
Neapoli Stadium for Ionikos FC
Katrakeio Theater, an open-air theater dedicated to Manos Katrakis

Historical population

Year Municipality
1981 90,368
1991 87,597
2001 93,086
2011 89,380


Sister Cities

Czech Republic Frýdek-Místek

References

"Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
Name changes of settlements in Greece
Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
"Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
"EETAA local government changes". Archived from the original on 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-06.

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