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Basic information about the city of Athens

Basic information about the city of Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and a popular tourist destination worldwide. It is located in the south of the Balkan Peninsula on the mainland of Greece, specifically on the Attica Peninsula. Athens is one of the cities with the highest population density.

City name: Athens (Αθήνα)
Capital of the state: Capital of the Hellenic Republicstate (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Greece)
Provinces: Attika
Population: Approximately 664 000 inhabitants (more than 4 million inhabitants in the entire agglomeration)
Area: 39 km2 (Greater Athens area 427 km2)
The highest peak: Lykavittos (Lycabettus, 277 m above sea level.)
The most famous monuments: Acropolis, Parthenon, Propylaea, Agora, Odeum
Official language: Greek
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Telephone area code:
210
Official city website: www.cityofathens.gr

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