Drapetsona

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Statistics
Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Piraeus
Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

37.9495 (37°56'29') N lat.</br> 23.6737 (23°37'11') E long.
Area:
-Total
-Water
-Rank

-2 km²
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 13,094

 about 6,547/km²</small>
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

Drapetsona Bay and the Saronic Gulf
10 m(centre)
around 20 to 30 m
Postal code: 186
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-460 through 469
Municipal code: 4006
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: DPI
Address of administration: Agnostion Polytechniou and Georgiou Karaiskaki St.
Drapetsona 186 48

Drapetsona (Greek, Δραπετσώνα), is a suburb in the western part of Piraeus, Greece. Drapetsona Bay lies to the west and northwest extending to east of Perama and the Piraeus Harbor lies to the southeast in which between 2002. The city is linked by a road linking to Skaramangas along with GR-8A/E94 and Athinon Avenue and along with Lambrakis Streets and Petrou Ralli Avenue to the north. It is also located S of Eleusis and GR-9, SW and W of Kifissou Avenue (GR-1/E75, about 12 km WSW of Athens, W of Poseidonos Avenue and Syngrou Avenue and about 1.5 km NW of downtown Piraeus.

The area was made up of farmlands. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands in the 1930s and the 1940s. Today, half of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The Shipping area of Piraeus which is Athens' closest lies to the west and south. It was first opened in the mid-20th century. It took several years to expand the area. The area expanded about 1 km² to make room for freight and shipping areas so shipping from Athens to other parts of the world can begin. The forests are in the southern and the western part along the shoreline.


Other

  • Drapetsona has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, a secondary soccer team and squares (plateies).
  • "Drapetona" was the title of a Mikis Theodorakis hit song (sung by Gregoris Bithikotsis) about poor people evicted from their illegally-built homes by the Greek government.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 14,767 - about 7,383.5/km²
1991 13,094 -1,673/-11.33% about 6,547/km²

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North: Keratsini
West: Saronic Gulf and Drapetsona Bay Drapetsona East: Piraeus Harbor
South: Saronic Gulf

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