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Paiania (Greek: Παιανία) is a town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece. It is an eastern suburb of Athens, locatwed east of Mount Hymettus. Until the late 20th century, the area was known as Liopessi (Arvanitika: Liopësi). Half of the municipality and the western part is the rocky landscape of Mount Hymettus. Paiania has schools, a lyceum, two gymnasiums, banks, a post office and squares (plateies). In the South-West part of the town, in an area of 80 acres (320,000 m2) is the Vorres Museum of Folk and Contemporary Art. Agriculture was probably the dominant industry from the 5th century until the 20th century.

Paiania is home to the broadcasting facilities of Greek television station Mega Channel (privately owned by Teletypos or Telepress), as well as the training facilities of football club Panathinaikos FC. It is connected with GR-91, Attiki Odos (GR-91), Spata, and Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

Division of the former Paiania municipality


Municipality

The municipality Paiania was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Glyka Nera
Paiania

The municipal unit of Paiania also includes the village of Argithea (pop. 158).

Notable people

Demades (380-318 BC), orator and demagogue.
Demosthenes (384-322 BC), orator and demagogue.


References

^ "Δείτε τη Διοικητική Διαίρεση" (in Greek). Hellenic Interior Ministry. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved 09 September 2009.
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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