Nea Ionia

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Nea Ionia (Greek: Νέα Ιωνία, meaning New Ionia) is a northern suburb of Athens, Greece.

The suburb was named after Ionia, the region in Anatolia from which many Greeks came in the 1920s after the Asia Minor Disaster. Originally, the area was named "Podarades" and was made up of farmlands and forests. However, the refugees quickly developed it into a thriving community with businesses. In 1934 it became a municipality. In 1956 Nea Ionia acquired a train station on the Athens to Piraeus line (ISAP). Today, much of the municipality is urbanized while the businesses are along its main roads.

Nea Ionia has been the home of several celebrities including:

Nea Ionia has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office and squares (plateies).

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 59,202 - about 12,660/km²
1991 60,635 1,433/2.42% about 12,630.5/km²

Neighboring localities

North: Metamorfosis Northeast: Heraklio
West: Nea Filadelfeia Nea Ionia East: Filothei
Southwest: Athens South: Galatsi

See also