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:: City of Athens

Sister City since:

February 10, 1984

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Distance from L.A.:

6,925 miles

 

Population: The population of Athens is 772,072. The population of Greece is 10.7 million.

Location:
Athens is located in Greece. Greece is located in Southern Europe on the Mediterranean Sea.

Climate:
The climate of Greece tends to be temperate and mild with wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Local Time:
The local time of Athens is Greenwhich Mountain Time +2 which is ten hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Capital of Greece:
The capital of Greece is Athens.

National Day of Greece:
Independence Day, 25 March (1821) (proclamation of the war of independence)

Flag of Greece:
The flag of Greece has nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white. There is a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross. The cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country.


ATHENS (Athína)
has been inhabited continuously for over 7000 years. Protected by a ring of mountains, its acropolis was a natural choice for prehistoric settlement and commands views of all approaches from the sea. Development into a city-state and and as an artistic centre reached its apotheosis in the Classical period of the fifth century BC with a flourish of art, architecture, literature and philosophy that has pervaded western culture ever since. More than a third of Greek citizens live in Athens.

 
 
 
   
   
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