Aegaleo, commonly Aigaleo or Egaleo is a municipality west of Athens
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, Greece
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, situated west of the Cephissos
Cephissus (Athenian plain)
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 river and southeast of Mount Egaleo
Egaleo (mountain)
Aegaleo , 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...

. Its population was 74,046 at the 2001 census, and one quarter of the municipality is industrialized, mainly to the east where the Cephissus valley is located, and is connected as the Athens Industrial Area.


A former name for Egaleo Community was "Nees Kidonies", before becoming a Municipality in 1941, during German
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 occupation. Most of its citizens are workers, and the city's soccer team is Egaleo FC
Egaleo FC
Egaleo F.C. is a Greek football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens. Founded in 1931, it currently plays in Greece's fourth division, holding home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium, with a 14,000-seat capacity....

, while its city newspaper since 1985 shares the city's name, known as Aigaleo. This area used to be the seat of Western Attica, and the city's present mayor is Christos Kardaras. The community is served by a subway
Athens Metro
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 station sharing the name Egaleo; about 1/4 of its area is taken up by factory developments, and one of the biggest problems for this locality in recent decades has been traffic congestion .

Historical population

Year Population
1940 17,686 (community)
1951 29,464
1961 57,840
1971 79,961
1981 81,906
1991 78,563
2001 74,046


  • Athanasios Papadopoulos (First president of the Community "Nees Kidonies")
  • Giorgos Kourousis
  • Ioannis Batzakidis (1944)
  • Aggelos Kouvelos (1947–49)
  • Apostolos Stigas (1951–54)
  • Stavros Mavrothalassitis (1955–67, 1974–78)
  • Orfeas Tzanetopoulos (appointed by the military government
    Greek military junta of 1967-1974
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    , 1967–74)
  • Panos Spiliopoulos (1979–86, 1991–94)
  • Ioannis Mistakopoulos (1987–90, 1995–2002)
  • Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (2003–2010)
  • Christos Kardaras (present)


  • Kato Egaleo
  • Neo Egaleo
  • Damarakia
  • Lioumi
  • Rosika
  • Agios Spyridonas
  • Agios Georgios


  • Rita Abatzi
    Rita Abatzi
    Rita Abatzi was a Greek rebetiko musician who began her career in the first part of the 1930s.She was born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, now İzmir, Turkey. A versatile singer of rebetiko, Smyrneika and other music, she was a popular performer on gramophone records in the 1930s...

     (1914 in Smyrna
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    , Asia Minor
    Asia Minor
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    , now İzmir
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    , Turkey
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     - June 17, 1969), a Greek musician
  • Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • Tassos Halkias, Greek actor
  • Sophia Strati, Greek singer
  • Giorgos Zampetas
    Giorgos Zampetas
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    , Greek musician
  • Eleni Rantou, Greek actor
  • Lakis Halkias, Greek musician
  • Kostas Prekas, Greek actor
  • Ioannis Dimaras, Greek politician & journalist
  • Nasos Athanasiou, Greek journalist
  • Giorgos Messalas
    Giorgos Messalas
    -Biography:Messalas studied at the Dramatic School and worked in different theatres and at Proskinio by Alexis Solomos. He took part in protagonistic roles including works by Molière in 1969, Mayakovski in 1969, Federico García Lorca in 1970, Brecht in 1970 and so on.Messalas ran the Modern...

    , Greek actor
  • Danis Katranidis, Greek actor
  • Alexandros Asonitis, Greek writer
  • Theofilos Verikios, Greek writer
  • Giorgos Blanas, Greek writer
  • Nikolaos Mihiotis, Greek writer

Football teams

  • Egaleo FC
    Egaleo FC
    Egaleo F.C. is a Greek football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens. Founded in 1931, it currently plays in Greece's fourth division, holding home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium, with a 14,000-seat capacity....

  • A.E. Egaleo City
  • A.S. Diagoras Dryopideon
  • A.P.O. Ierapolis
  • A.P.O. Orfeas
    A.P.O. Orfeas
    A.P.O. Orfeas , is a Greek football club, firstly established in 1928 under the name "Olympias" , located in Egaleo, Athens.In 1968 Olympias merged with the local clubs "Ierapolis" and "Defend" , so Orfeas was ever born...

  • A.O. Cronos

Twin towns — Sister cities

Egaleo is twinned
Town twinning
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 with: Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
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, Italy
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Leganés is a city in central Spain. Part of the greater Madrid conurbation - mainly a satellite-city with a population of 186,066 it is located about 11 km southwest of the city centre....

 (Comunidad de Madrid), Spain
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  • "Τέχνης έργα και πρόσωπα του Αιγάλεω" (Published by the Municipality of Egaleo)
  • "Εξήντα χρόνια τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση στο Αιγάλεω" (Nikolaos Mihiotis)
  • "Απ' τις Νέες Κυδωνίες στο Δήμο Αιγάλεω" (Eugenia Bournova)

External links

Municipality of Egaleo Egaleo (newspaper)
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