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Statistics
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: Template:Coor dms
Area:
-Total
-Water
-Rank

6.45 km

Rank xxth
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 78,563

 12,180.31/km</small>
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

about 45 m
50 m(centre)
around 500 to 600 m
Postal code: 122
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-530 thru 9
-590 thru 9
Municipal code: 0106
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: EGL
Name of inhabitants:
Address of administration: 34 Iera Odos and Kalyvou St.
Aigaleo 122 43
Website: www.asda.gr
(in Greek)

Aegaleo (Greek Αιγάλεω Aigáleo, Latin Aegaleus), also Aigaleo and Egaleo, is a mountain in Greece. It is situated west of Athens, southeast of Eleusis, east of the island of Salamis and northwest of Piraeus. Most of the mountain is rocky. It is shorter than Hymettus. Most of the forest is to its north where the monastery Daphni (Daphnion) is located. It is also a park in its north. This is a range which surrounds the tiny coast southwest of Chaidari.

Towns and places surround the mountain are Perama, Piraeus, Drapetsona, Nikaia, Korydallos (Corydallos), the highway, and Chaidari. The subway now connects the area after opening its first station after reducing Iera Odos (Sacred Way) into two lanes in 2002-2003.

A highway linking GR-8 and Piraeus runs through this mountain range. Refineries of Skaramangas is in the north. The new bypass on the northwestern part of the range which is part of the Attiki Odos superhighway system, the Aegaleo Ring (Number 65) which was opened on January, 2004 along with the rest of the superhighway north of the range. The ring presently doesn't have full access yet.

On December 19, 2004, hailstorms hit Aigaleo again and it reminded some like snow. It skidded some cars and caused troubles in traffic.


Aegaleo, commonly Aigaleo or Egaleo (Greek: Αιγάλεω) is a municipality west of Athens, Greece. it is situated west of the Cephissos river. Its population is around 120,000. One quarter of the municipality is industrialized mainly in the east where the Cephissus valley is located and is connected as the Athens Industrial Area. The soccer team for the city is Egaleo FC. Its city newspaper since 1985 has the same name with the suburban city called Aigaleo. It used to be the seat of Western Attica. The present mayor of the city is Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (New Democracy). The community will have a subway station named Aegaleo. The biggest probles for the past few decades was smog and traffic congestion.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 81,906 - 12,698.60/km²
1991 78,563 -3,343/-4.08% 12,180 31/km²
North: Peristeri
West: Korydallos, Chaidari, Agia Varvara Aegaleo East: Athens
South: Nikaia, Aghios Ioannis Rentis, Tavros

Aegaleo is also a soccer team that plays in the Aegaleo area.

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