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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.

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

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.

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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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