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Name LocalΠειραιάς
Image SkylinePort of Piraeus Panoramic View.JPG
Caption SkylinePanoramic view of the western part of the city and the port of Piraeus.
City SealCity of piraeus logo.JPG
Lat Deg37
Lat Min57
Lon Deg23
Lon Min38
Elevation Min0
Elevation Max6.6
Pop Municipality175697
Area Municipality10.865
MayorVasileios Michaloliakos
Population As Of2001
Population Urban466065
Area Urban50.417
Postal Code185 xx
Area Code21

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Piraeus (c-eniconpaɪˈriːəs or c-enpɪˈreɪ.əs; Peiraiás -elpireˈas, , Peiraieús, -elpeːrajěːu̯spron) is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens Urban Area, 12 km southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

According to the 2001 census, Piraeus had a population of 175,697 people within its administrative limits, making it the third largest municipality in Greece and the second largest within the urban area of the Greek capital, following the municipality of Athens. The municipality of Piraeus and several other suburban municipalities within the peripheral unit of Piraeus form the wider Piraeus Urban Area or Greater Piraeus, with a total population of 466,065.

Piraeus has a long history, which dates back to ancient Greece. The effects of its natural space and geographical place have been critical factors for the configuration of the historical fate of Piraeus. The development of the harbour has been always combined with periods of proportional acme and progress of the city, while in the periods of the harbour's decay the city languished. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens. Consequently, it became the chief harbour of ancient Greece but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, and began to grow again in the 19th century, especially after the declaration of Athens as the capital of Greece. In modern era, Piraeus is a big city bustling with life and an integral part of Athens, having the biggest harbour in the country and all the typical characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial center.

The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. With a throughput of 1.4 million TEUs, Piraeus is placed among the first ten ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in Eastern Mediterranean. The city hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens.

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Citi: Greece Could Achieve A Sustainable Debt/GDP Ratio - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--ATEbank, -Piraeus- and Hellenic Postbank look most vulnerable, according to CIti. Under Citi's haircut scenarios, banks in Belgium, France and Germany are the most exposed, with impact to equity Tier 1 ratios ranging from - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:07:10 GMT+00:00
China Hopes Its Bond Buys Will Help Shore Up Europe - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal--PORTS: In 2009, shipping giant Cosco pledged to invest in the Greek port of -Piraeus-. CARS: Auto maker Geely bought Swedish brand Volvo from Ford last year. BANKS: China's sovereign wealth fund says it may inject $13 billion int - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:46:19 GMT+00:00
Reduced public transport over Easter - Kathimerini Tweet this news
Kathimerini--On the Kifissia--Piraeus- electric railway (ISAP), last trains will leave Kifissia at 10.40 pm and -Piraeus- at 10.35 pm On Good Friday and Easter Saturday there will be services every 10 to 11 minutes and on Easter Sunday and Monday there wi - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:52:45 GMT+00:00
Watson, Farley & Williams promotes new partner for Singapore office - Legal Business Online Tweet this news
Legal Business Online--Nimmo spent several years working in the Watson, Farley & Williams offices in London and -Piraeus- before relocating to the Singapore office where he is still based. Working within the international finance group, Nimmo spec - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:14:16 GMT+00:00
Piraeus Bank: Invitation to the Ordinary General Meeting - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--In this ÏGM, shareholders that have the right to participate and vote are those who will be registered at the beginning of 15.05.2011 (namely at the end of the trading session on 13.05.2011) in -Piraeus- Bank Shareholders´ re - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:54:05 GMT+00:00
Piraeus Bank Bulgaria, National Guarantee Fund sign loan guarantee agreement - Sofia Echo Tweet this news
Sofia Echo---Piraeus- Bank Bulgaria said on April 18 2011 that it had signed an agreement with the National Guarantee Fund (NGF), which stipulates the issue of guarantees to business loans provided by the lender. The agreement is an extension of two exist - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:59:47 GMT+00:00
Railway appeals ruling favoring altar fans - Kathimerini Tweet this news
Kathimerini--The management of the capital's Kifissia--Piraeus- electric railway (ISAP) is taking legal action to overturn a court decision suspending works that would cover up an archaeological site in Monastiraki that is being championed by citizen - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:34:01 GMT+00:00
Attica hospitals to be merged in money-saving scheme - Kathimerini Tweet this news
Kathimerini--Health Minister Andreas Loverdos presented a plan to merge a number of state hospitals in Athens and -Piraeus- on Tuesday and warned that if his effort to restructure the public health service fails, the government will only be able to fund 6 - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:12:07 GMT+00:00
PPA: Presentation to the Association of Institutional Investors - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Today, 19/4/2011, took place the analysts briefing from the Management of -Piraeus- Port Authority SA at the Association of Institutional Investors, in accordance with the ASE Regulation. The Company, its activities and its ann - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:04:12 GMT+00:00
ADEX closing report - Athens News Agency Tweet this news
Athens News Agency--Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 18143 contracts worth 7.262 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank's contracts (5538), followed by Eurobank (815), MIG (419), OTE (720), -Piraeus- Bank (33 - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:52:42 GMT+00:00

Modern era :
Year Municipality population Urban area population
1951 186,088
1961 183,957
1971 187,458 439,138
1981 196,389 476,304
1991 182,671 456,865
2001 175,697 466,065

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