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Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens

38.08 (38°4'47') N lat.
23.733 (23°44'0') E long.

6 km²
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



Cephissus valley, around 170 m
186 m(centre)
around 1,700 m at Parnitha
Postal code: 136 71
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-240 through 249
Statistical code: 0309
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: AHA
Address of administration: Filadelfias and Bosdas St.
Acharnes 136

Acharnes, or Acharnai is a suburb of Athens also known as Menidi (Μενίδι). Much of the area north of the area are the forested Parnitha ranges and the parkland. The municipality is north of the Megali Daktylo or the Large Fingernail.

In ancient times when it was the deme Acharnae, many of its residents were charcoal peddlers, a fact which is put to comic use by Aristophanes in his play The Acharnians. Today it is a working-class neighborhood. It is located about 10 km due north of Athens.

Acharnai has schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, a post office and squares.

On September 7, 1999, it was very close to the epicenter of a devastating earthquake which resulted in significant destruction to Acharnes and the greater Athens area.


Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population
1981 41,068 - -
1991 59,658 18,590/45.27% 61,352

Sporting teams

External links

North: Avlona Northeast: Malakasa
West: Fyli, Ano Liosia and Zefyri Acharnae / Acharnai Thrakomakedones East: Afidnes (commune), Kryoneri, Nea Erythraia and Kifissia
South: Agioi Anargyroi and Nea Filadelfeia Southeast: Metamorfosis

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