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Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38° 2′ 22″ N, 23° 40′ 58″ E

-7 km²
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank


 about 12,513.86/km²

around 80 m, southeast
140 m(centre)
around 500 to 800 m, Aigaleo
Postal code: 132
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-500 thru 509
Municipal code: 0140
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: PTR (Petroupoli)
Address of administration: 76-78 Kosti Varnali St.
Petroupoli 132

Petroupoli (Greek, modern: Πετρούπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πετρούπολις, meaning "stone city" from πέτρα/petra/stone and πόλη/polis/city), older form Petroupolis is a suburb in the west northwestern part of Athens, Greece. The two mountaintops of Aigaleo lies to the north and south. It is also located ESE of Eleusis, S of the Attiki Odos (number 6), W of Kifissou Avenue (GR-1/E75, and Athens, NW of Poseidonos Avenue and N of Piraeus. The main streets are one linking to Chaidari, another to Kamatero and SE to Peristeri and Kamatero.


The eastern and the portion of Petroupoli were mainly made up of farmlands. Pasture farming and groves were common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1950s and the 1990s and continues until the late-1990s and rarely continuing. Today, the eastern and the central part of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The rocky landscape of Aigaleo with a few bushes lies to the west and to the north. Mining was common in the western part between the 1960s and the late-20th century. One of the abandoned quarry located nearly 1 km northwest turned into a park or few became sporting areas. The Petra Festival takes plave every summer. The mountain range is to its municipal boundary to the northwest and the mountaintop of the northern part of the mountaintop is north of the city hall.

The streets in the central part of Petroupolis runs southwest to northeast and southeast to northwest. The southern and the eastern residential streets are mixed. The junior football/soccer team is named Aris Petroupolis FC.


Petroupoli has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station, a post office, supermarkets, parks and sporting fields including several near the mountain and squares (plateies).

Historical population

Year Population Change Density
1981 27,902 - 3,986/km²
1991 38,278 10,376/27.19% about 5,468.29/km²

External links

Northwest: Aspropyrgos North: Ano Liosia Northeast: Petroupolis
West: Chaidari Petroupoli East: Ilio
Southwest: Chaidari South: Peristeri

See also

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