Keratsini
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Keratsini
Keratsini
View of Keratsini power station
View of Keratsini power station
Keratsini is located in Greece
Keratsini
Keratsini
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°58?N 23°37?E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617Coordinates: 37°58?N 23°37?E / 37.967°N 23.617°E / 37.967; 23.617
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitPiraeus
MunicipalityKeratsini-Drapetsona
 o Municipal unit7.601 km2 (2.935 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 o Municipal unit
77,077
 o Municipal unit density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
187 xx
Area code(s)210
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.keratsini.gr

Keratsini (Greek: ) is a suburb in the western part of the Piraeus regional unit, it is part of Athens agglomeration, Greece.[2] Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3]

Geography

Keratsini is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 3 km (1.9 mi) northwest of Piraeus and about 9.5 kilometres (6 miles) west of Athens city centre. The municipal unit has an area of 7.601 km2.[4] The coastal area consists mainly of port facilities, part of the Port of Piraeus.

Culture

Keratsini has its own non-professional choir (mixed voices, SATB). It has participated many times in festivals all around Greece. The town has its own choir festival called international song festival.

Sports

Keratsini hosts the football club Keratsini FC with earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki and the basketball club Faros Keratsiniou B.C. with presence in A2 Ethniki basketball.

Sport clubs based in Keratsini
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Keratsini FC 1926 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki.
Faros Keratsiniou B.C. 1971 Basketball Presence in A2 Ethniki.

Historical population

Year Municipality
1981 74,179
1991 71,982
2001 76,102
2011 77,077

International relations

Keratsini is twinned with Pre?ov, Slovakia, since 1994.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b " - 2011. ? " (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Keratsini Athens | Greece.com". www.greece.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ " B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  5. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved .

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