Perama

Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567
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Perama
Πέραμα
Ships at Perama
Ships at Perama
Perama is located in Greece
Perama
Perama
Location within the region
Coordinates: 37°58′N 23°34′E / 37.967°N 23.567°E / 37.967; 23.567
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
Government
 • MayorPantelis Zoumboulis (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality14.729 km2 (5.687 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
25,389
 • Municipality density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
188 63
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.perama.gr

Perama (Greek: Πέραμα) is a coastal town and a suburb of Piraeus and belongs to the Piraeus regional unit.[2][3] It lies on the southwest edge of the Aegaleo mountains, on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is 8 km northwest of Piraeus, and 14 km west of the city of Athens. The municipality has an area of 14.729 km2.[4] It forms the western terminus of the Port of Piraeus, and there is also a passenger port that provides ferry services to Salamis Island.[5]

The name Perama comes from the Greek word "perasma" which means "passage". Perama has a secondary soccer team named Peramaikos. The Battle of Salamis which took place in 480BC was located between the Salamis island and the mainland, part of which included Perama.

Historical population[edit]

Year Municipality
1981 23,012
1991 24,119
2001 25,720
2011 25,389

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Γεωγραφικά Χαρακτηριστικά – Δήμος Περάματος". Archived from the original on 17 October 2021. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Perama Athens | Greece.com". www.greece.com.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. ^ "EU regional and urban development" (PDF). EU.[dead link]

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