Partner Municipality of Egaleo

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The Municipality of Egaleo is situated at the west region of the urban planning complex of the region of Attica and has been built at both sides of the ancient road “Iera Odos”. The official records of the 2011 census estimate a population of 69,946 inhabitants. However, it is estimated that the city is inhabited by approximately 120,000 people and the average neat density is 225 inhabitants/hectare. Egaleo is the center of the wider region of the west Athens area and functions as an administrative and commercial center. It has a high traffic volume and is the main service center and attraction for the citizens of other neighboring municipalities due to its location and the three metro stations (Agia Marina, Egaleo and Eleonas). In addition, the University of Western Attica with two campuses of approximately 25.000 students is located at Egaleo. Egaleo is one of the oldest municipalities of the country and has always been a pole of attraction for new settlers.

The city of Egaleo displays a huge diversity of sources and centers that continue to develop. Contrary to the shortage of free spaces and the lack of social equipment, compared to its population, Egaleo has such a high concentration of commerce that is scattered all over the city and many times exceeds the necessary and desirable limits. The municipality funds, organizes and develops a remarkable course of action in the fields of culture and sports as well as on issues of social policy. Part of this action is confirmed by the existence and functioning of the Municipal Theatre, the Intellectual Centre, the Art Lab, and many other athletic facilities. Our sensitivity towards social problems turns into action in the Geriatric Homes, the Counselling Centre, and the Municipal Day Nurseries. The huge grove “Baroutadiko” including leisure and sports facilities stands in the middle of the city while our municipal mansion is situated at “Iera Odos”.