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Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38° 3′ 45″ N, 23° 35′ 6″ E
sea level
9 m(centre)
around 700 to 1,000 m
Postal code: 193 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
Municipal code: 110
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: ASP
Address of administration: 12 October 28 St.
Aspropyrgos 193 00

Aspropyrgos (Greek: Ασπρόπυργος for "white tower"). is a suburban community located 20 NW of Athens in the heart of the Thriasian plain, and Thria was known in ancient times. The population is around 27,500. Its dialing code is 210.

Its main street is Dimokratias Avenue. Aspropyrgos used to be an petroleum|oil producing community and oil was its main industry along with agriculture. Agriculture is, however, rare today. Eleusis military airport forms its communal and municipal boundary in its west. Mount Parnitha is in the northeast. A small port is founded in the south and the shores are aligned with trees. Willow and other types of pineless trees dominate the city's coastline. Aegaleo mountain is in the southwest and its landscape is rocky. Its nearest highway is GR-8A/E94 with its interchange at 2 km south of the centre. The interchange was a junction until 1994. It was closed off from 1996 until 1997 to extend the number of lanes to four. The main street also serves a road that linked the Peloponnese and the northern and eastern suburbs of Athens. The industrial area is in the southeastern part of the Aspropyrgos and the entire south is also industrialized. Attiki Odos is now accessible to its north with an interchange. The high-speed rail will be founded to the north but will have no nearby station.

The refinery south of the city is producing oil since its opening. The size and production is smaller than Corinth's refinery. Pollution has been a problem for years. The refinery includes depots in the southern and the eastern part and some in the western part and a dock to the southwest. The Skaramangas Bay is to the south.

A lagoon where the area is less than 1 km². The highway is in the west and the boundary with Chaidari is in the south. The Aegaleo Ring is situated in the east but not fully accessible.

Aspropyrgos has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office, a train station, a port, and squares (plateia).


  • Aspropyrgos

Nearest places

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 12,541 - - -
1991 15,034 2,493/19.88% 15,715 -

681 inhabitants (as of 1991) live in another community.

See also

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