Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens

37.984 (37°59'4) N .
23.791 (23°47'25') E .
Area: 5 km²
Population: (2001) 13207

about 180 m
200 m(centre)
around 230 m
Postal code: 156
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-650 through 659
Municipal code: 0137
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: PPA (Papagou)
Address of administration: 90 Anastaseos St.
Papagou 156 69

Papagou, uncommonly Papagos or Pappagos (Greek: ) is a suburb in the northeastern part of Athens, Greece. The city is named after the general Alexandros Papagos which he served in the Second World War. It is located W of Attiki Odos (number 65) which is also known as the Hymettus Ring which opened in 2004 with interchanges to the northeast and the southeast at Katechaki. It is located W of Rafina, NW of Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, NE of Athens and Vouliagmenis Avenue and S of Kifissia and its northern suburbs. Papagou is accessed with the main roads of Katechaki Street with another main road linking to Olaf Palme Street in the south in Zografou and Mesogeios Avenue in Neo Psychiko to the west.

Papagou started as a village or a settlement and later bacame a municipality.

The local flag color is white with a blue cross that is a little extended with a red line. The golden-bronze bird-like statue-like thing is in the middle and the seal is in the top left.

The area was made up of farmlands to the west and the rocky areas of the Hymettus. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands in the 1950s and up to around the 1970s or the 1980s. Today, from the western and to the east-cetnral part of the municipality are urbanized while the businesses are within its main roads of Katechaki Avenue in Zografou and Mesogeios Avenue (Gr-54 eastbound) to the east. Much of the trees are aligned with the streets and in squares. In 1998, the Hymettus Ring which is part of the Attiki Odos private superhighway system began construction with an interchange to the northeast along with a road with Agia Paraskevi. The hospital is located to the south in Zografou.

Much of the residential streets has cul-de-sac streets and are mainly named after local famous people. The local non cul-de-sac roads and some streets are also founded. Forests and parks are aligned to three parts of Papagou. They are in the southern , the central and in the northern parts. A landfill of Athens is situated further east which takes the central and the southern part of Athens area's rubbish into this landfill. The area is about 200,000 to 250,000 square metres. The landfill has been in use since the mid to late 20th century.

Papagou has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office and squares (plateies).

Great Papagou park, Constructions in Papagou, Cultural Hall of Papagou area,

The Municipality Hall of Papagos, Architecture of Papagou,

Sites of interest

Stadium of Papagou's basketball team, AS Papagou

Stadium of Papagou's football/soccer team, Olympias Papagou, Website

Historical population

Year Municipal population
1981 12553
1991 13974
2001 13207


Northwest: Neo Psychiko North: Cholargos
West: Athens Papagou East: Cholargos
South: Zografou

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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