Keratsini

Statistics
Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 37° 58' 3'' N 23° 37' 12'' E
Area: 8 km ²
Population: (2001) 76.102
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

Saronic Gulf
40 m(centre)
around 300 to 400 m
Postal code: 187
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-460 through 469
Municipal code: 4007
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: KTI (Keratsini)
Address of administration: Eleftherios Venizelos & Mikra Asias St.
Keratsini 187 56

Keratsini (Greek, Modern: Κερατσίνι, Ancient/Katharevousa -on), older forms Keratsinio and Keratsinion is a suburb in the west southwestern part of Athens, Greece. Drapetsona Bay lies to the southwest. The city is linked by a road linking to Skaramangas along with GR-8A/E94 and Athinon Avenue and along with Lambrakis Streets and Petrou Ralli Avenue to the northeast and road to Perama to the northwest. There is an interchange which is only accessed by trucks which leads into the Piraeus harbor. It is also located S of Eleusis and GR-9, SW and W of Kifissou Avenue (GR-1/E75, about 14 km WSW of Athens, W of Poseidonos Avenue and Syngrou Avenue and about 4 km NW of downtown Piraeus.

The area was made up of farmlands. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1930s and the 1950s. Today, most of the municipality are urbanized or residential. The rocky landscape of Aigaleo with a few bushes lie to the north. The mountaintop is to the northeast and the valley is to the northwest. The industrial lies to the southwest with most of the buildings as the port of Piraeus. The area which was used for mining in the 1960s transformed the area into a park.

Other

Keratsini has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a police station a post office, a tertiary division soccer team named Keratsini which is also called KERTS and squares (plateies) including one in the northwest.

Historical population

Year Municipal population
1981 74179
1991 71982
2001 76102

Links

North: Chaidari
West: Perama Keratsini East: Nikaia
South: Drapetsona Southeast: Piraeus

Municipalities of Athens

Agia Varvara | Agia Paraskevi | Agioi Anargyroi | Agios Dimitrios | Athens | Aigaleo | Alimos | Amarousi | Argyroupoli | Chaidari | Chalandri | Cholargos | Dafni | Ellinikon | Filothei | Galatsi | Glyfada | Heraklio | Ilio | Ilioupoli | Kaisariani | Kallithea | Kamatero | Kifissia | Lykovryssi | Melissia | Metamorfosi | Nea Chalkidona | Nea Erythraia | Nea Ionia | Nea Filadelfeia | Nea Smyrni | Neo Psychiko | Palaio Faliro | Papagou | Pefki | Peristeri | Petroupoli | Psychiko | Tavros | Vrilissia | Vyrona | Ymittos | Zografou

(Non-municipal) Communities of Athens prefectural department

Ekali | Nea Penteli | Penteli

Municipalities of East Attica

Acharnai | Agios Stefanos | Artemida | Avlona | Gerakas | Glyka Nera | Kalyvia Thorikou | Keratea | Kropia | Lavreotiki | Marathon | Markopoulo Mesogeias | Nea Makri | Paiania | Pallini | Rafina | Spata | Vari | Vouliagmeni | Voula

(Non-municipal)Communities of East Attica

Afidnes | Agios Konstantinos | Anavyssos | Anoixi | Anthousa | Dionysos | Drosia | Grammatiko | Kalamos | Kapandriti | Kouvaras | Kryoneri | Malakasa | Markopoulo Oropou | Nea Palatia | Oropos | Palaia Fokaia | Pikermi | Polydendri | Rodopoli | Saronida | Skala Oropou | Stamata | Sykamino | Thrakomakedones | Varnava

Municipalities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aegina | Agios Ioannis Rentis | Ampelakia Salaminas | Hydra | Korydallos | Kythira | Drapetsona | Methana | Nikaia | Perama | Piraeus | Poros | Salamina | Spetses | Troizina

(Non-municipal) Communities of the Piraeus prefectural department

Angistri | Antikythira

Provinces of the Piraeus prefectural department

Aigina | Kythira

Municipalities of West Attica

Ano Liosia | Aspropyrgos | Eleusis | Erythres | Fyli | Mandra | Megara | Nea Peramos | Vilia | Zefyri

(Non-Municipal) Communities of West Attica

Magoula | Oinoi

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