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Voula (Greek: Βούλα) is a town and former municipality in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[1]

Voula is a southern suburb of Athens. It is located approximately, 20 km South of Athens center, SW of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, NW of Cape Sounio and South of the Hymettus mountain. Poseidonos Avenue (GR-91) links Voula with the center of Athens. The Northern part is linked with Athens by the Terminal station of Athens Tram. An organized beach lies to the West and one of the largest Athens hospitals, "Asklipieio", lies to the North.

After 1-1-2011 Voula joined Vari and Vouliagmeni, according to Kallikratis regulations, in a joined municipality. Grigoris Kasidokostas is the new mayor elected at 14th November 2010 for the new joined municipality.

History

The name of the municipality, ("Voula" - Spot), has been suggested to derive oddly from the 60s, when in order to reach "Vouliagmeni" you needed first to pass from Voula, and were spotted. The population was rural until the 1960s, at which time suburban housing began to emerge, and Voula later became part of the Athens Metropolitan Area. It is now a suburban residential area, characterised by high real estate prices[2] and its proximity to the commercial area of Glyfada. It borders the municipal units of Vari and Vouliagmeni.

Historical population
Year Population
1981 10,539
1991 17,998
2001 25,532

See also

List of municipalities of Attica


References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ http://www.greekestate.gr/blog/?p=56

Municipalities of Athens

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(Non-municipal) Communities of Athens prefectural department

Ekali | Nea Penteli | Penteli

Municipalities of East Attica

Acharnai | Agios Stefanos | Artemida | Avlona | Gerakas | Glyka Nera | Kalyvia Thorikou | Keratea | Kropia | Lavreotiki | Marathon | Markopoulo Mesogeias | Nea Makri | Paiania | Pallini | Rafina | Spata | Vari | Vouliagmeni | Voula

(Non-municipal)Communities of East Attica

Afidnes | Agios Konstantinos | Anavyssos | Anoixi | Anthousa | Dionysos | Drosia | Grammatiko | Kalamos | Kapandriti | Kouvaras | Kryoneri | Malakasa | Markopoulo Oropou | Nea Palatia | Oropos | Palaia Fokaia | Pikermi | Polydendri | Rodopoli | Saronida | Skala Oropou | Stamata | Sykamino | Thrakomakedones | Varnava

Municipalities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aegina | Agios Ioannis Rentis | Ampelakia Salaminas | Hydra | Korydallos | Kythira | Drapetsona | Methana | Nikaia | Perama | Piraeus | Poros | Salamina | Spetses | Troizina

(Non-municipal) Communities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Angistri | Antikythira

Provinces of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aigina | Kythira

Municipalities of West Attica

Ano Liosia | Aspropyrgos | Eleusis | Erythres | Fyli | Mandra | Megara | Nea Peramos | Vilia | Zefyri

(Non-Municipal) Communities of West Attica

Magoula | Oinoi

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