Nea Smyrni

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Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 37° 56′ 36″ N, 23° 42′ 38″ E
Dwellings: -->
Population: (2001)
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about 30 m
50 m(centre)
around 80 m
Postal code: 171
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-930 through 939
Municipal code: 0132
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: NSM
Address of administration: 14 Eleftheriou Venizelou St.
Nea Smyrni 171 21

Nea Smyrni or Nea Smirni (Greek: Νέα Σμύρνη, literally New Smyrna) is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. Nea Smyrni is located about 5 km SW of downtown Athens, about 5 km SW of Kifissias Avenue, W of Vouliagmenis Avenue, about 6 km E of Piraeus, and NE of Poseidonos Avenue.

The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the area. The area was of mixed farming which included pastures, vegetables and groves. Forests were to the east. In 1922, a number of refugees mainly from Smyrna (today's Izmir) arrived and settled in the southwestern part of Athens, which became Nea Smyrni. Much of the areas including the soccer team of Panionios moved here from Smyrna. It transformed into an urban area after that.

The area is mainly made up of urban areas with a few business areas mainly within the Syngrou Avenue. The main streets are two of them which since 1995 are now linked with interchanges and the roads linking with Hymittos Street and Syngrou Avenue to the north. The speed limit on Syngrou Avenue is 70 to 80 km/h. The Athens Industrial Area is to the north.

Nea Smyrni has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies).

Sites of Interests

Historical population

Year Municipal population
1981 67,408
1991 69,749

It was the few cities that are closer to Athens that saw the population continue to grow.

North: Tavros, Athens
West: Kallithea and Neo Faliro Nea Smyrni East: Dafni
South: Agios Dimitrios

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