Markopoulo Mesogaias

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Markopoulo Mesogaias
Μαρκόπουλο Μεσογαίας
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Markopoulo Mesogaias is located in Greece
Markopoulo Mesogaias
Markopoulo Mesogaias
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Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit East Attica
Government
 • Mayor Sotiris Methenitis (since 2011)
Area
 • Municipality 81.84 km2 (31.60 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 20,040
 • Municipality density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 190 03
Area code(s) 22990
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.markopoulo.gr

Markopoulo Mesogaias (Greek: Μαρκόπουλο Μεσογαίας) is a suburban town and a municipality in East Attica, Greece.

Geography

The municipality Markopoulo Mesogaias is situated in the Mesogaia plain, in the eastern part of the Attica peninsula, and touches the Aegean Sea coast in the east, where the port town Porto Rafti is located. The town Markopoulo is in the western part of the municipality, at about 80 m elevation. It is 5 km north of Kalyvia Thorikou, 6 km east of Koropi and 21 km southeast of Athens city centre. Greek National Road 89 (Gerakas - Koropi - Lavrio - Sounio) passes through Markopoulo. Athens International Airport is 4 km north of the town. Markopoulo had a railway station on the Athens–Lavrion Railway, which closed for passenger traffic in 1957.

Settlements

  • Agía Triáda (2011 census pop. 218)
  • Vravróna, ancient Brauron (pop. 195) - located in the northeast by the Aegean Sea
  • Chamoliá (pop. 185)
  • Koulidás (pop. 243)
  • Markópoulo (pop. 9,513) - the municipal seat
  • Poriá (pop. 0)
  • Porto Rafti or Limín Markopoúlou (pop. 9,686)

Sports

Markopoulo was the home to two venues of the 2004 Summer Olympics: the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre and the Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre.

Markopoulo's women volleyball team plays in the A1 Ethniki Women's Volleyball, the highest level national competition.

Sport clubs based in Markopoulo
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Marko F.C. 1927 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki
Markopoulo V.C. 1988 Volleyball Presence in A1 Ethniki women volleyball

Economy

SkyGreece Airlines has its corporate headquarters in Markopoulo Mesogaias.[2]

Historical population

Year Population
1981 9,388
1991 14,499
2001 15,608
2011 20,040

See also

References

  1. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Home page. SkyGreece Airlines. Retrieved on March 22, 2015. "33 K. Papadimitriou, Markopoulo, Attiki 19003, Greece"

External links

| News & Informations|| Markopoulo