Korydallos

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Municipality of Korydallos
Δήμος Κορυδαλλού
Dimos Korydallou
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 63,184

 14,612.4/km²</small>
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

about 20 m
30 m(centre)
around 500 to 600 m
Postal code: 181
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-490 through 9
Municipal code: 4008
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: KDL
Address of administration: 231 Gregoriou Lampraki St.
Korydallos 181 10

Korydallos (Greek: Κορυδαλλός, Latin: Corydallos or -us), also Korydalos, Koridallos and Koridalos is a municipality which belongs to Piraeus, Greece in the western suburbs of Athens. It is the home of the Korydallos prisons. It sits on a mountain in the west named Aegaleo. It is located W of Athens, N of Piraeus and S of GR-8/E55 and Athinon Avenue.

Farming used to dominate the community and much of the area was and remains deforested. The western half are rocky. Today, urbanization covers the south, central, westcentral and east.

The place was founded in the ancient times. It was one of the 100 municipalities in ancient Attica. In the end of the 6th century BC. Theophilos Corydalleus (1563-1646) was a philosopher lived in Corydallos. 200 years later, there was Emmanouil Koutsikaris named the area that time San skytalodromia, and was renamed Pachy or Pachi or Pahi/ In 1923, the village was renamed Korydallos. The population in 1928 was 2,500. In 1934, Korydallos became an autonomous commune until 1946 when it became a municipality and a city. The city is now 60,000.

Korydallos has schools, lyceums, High schools, banks, a post office, and many squares (plateies).The main steet Taxiarchon, has become a well known shopping center with many fashion shops and boutiques.

Korydallos also has two soccer teams:

Proodeftiki, with its own stadium at Grigoriou Lambraki street and Aetos Korydallou.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 61,313 - 14,179.69/km²
1991 63,184 1,871/3.05% 14,612.4/km²

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North: Agia Varvara
West: Keratsini Skala Oropou (community) East: Aigaleo
South: Nikaia

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