Piraeus Prefecture
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Piraeus Prefecture
Former prefecture
Location of Piraeus in Greece
Location of Piraeus in Greece
Location of municipalities within Piraeus Prefecture
Location of municipalities within Piraeus Prefecture
 o Total929 km2 (359 sq mi)
 o Rank47th
 o Total541,504
 o Rank3rd
 o Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
  o Rank2nd
Postal codes
1xx xx, 801 xx
Area codes21x, 2736
ISO 3166 codeGR-A4
Vehicle registration

Piraeus Prefecture (Greek: ? or ) was one of the prefectures of Greece. Created in 1964 as a separate Prefecture () and after the dissolution of the prefecture in 1972 was one of the 4 prefectures () of Attica prefecture, and from 1994, part of the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture (1994-2011). The capital of the prefecture was Piraeus. As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the prefecture was abolished, and its territory was divided into two regional units: Islands and Piraeus.


The prefecture covered the south-western part of the agglomeration of Athens, several islands in the Saronic Gulf (Salamis, Aegina, Agkistri, Poros, Hydra, Dokos, Spetses, Spetsopoula), Methana and Troizina on the Peloponnese peninsula, and the islands of Kythira and Antikythera south of the Peloponnese. An indication of the geographical diversity of the prefecture was the stark difference in population density between its seven mainland municipalities in the Athens urban area, which have 9,244.2 inhabitants/km2, and its detached outlying areas, which average only 85.83 inhabitants/km2 (and most of these on Salamis Island, at 395.40/km2, while the far-outlying parts have only 47.80/km2).

Municipalities and communities

Municipality # on map
Greek name Seat
(if different)
YPES code
Aegina 3 4003
Agios Ioannis Rentis 2 ? 4001
Agkistri 17 Megalochóri 4002
Ampelakia 4 4004
Antikythera 18 ? Potamós 4005
Drapetsona 5 ? 4006
Hydra 16 ? 4018
Keratsini 6 4007
Korydallos 7 ? 4008
Kythira 8 4009
Methana 9 4010
Nikaia 10 4011
Perama 11 4013
Piraeus 1 4012
Poros 12 4014
Salamina (Salamis) 13 4015
Spetses 14 ? 4016
Troizina 15 Galatas, Troizina 4017


Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.


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Coordinates: 37°57?N 23°38?E / 37.950°N 23.633°E / 37.950; 23.633

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