Varnavas

Summary

Varnavas
Βαρνάβας
Varnavas is located in Greece
Varnavas
Varnavas
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°55′E / 38.217°N 23.917°E / 38.217; 23.917Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°55′E / 38.217°N 23.917°E / 38.217; 23.917
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalityMarathon
 • Municipal unit37.349 km2 (14.421 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
1,326
 • Municipal unit
2,081
 • Municipal unit density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 14
Area code(s)22950
Vehicle registrationZX
Websiteistomediahost.gr/varnavas

Varnavas (Greek: Βαρνάβας "Barnabas") is a town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Marathon, of which it is a municipal unit.[2]

Geography

Varnavas is situated in the hills of northeastern Attica. The main land use is agriculture. The nearest towns are Kapandriti (4 km west) and Grammatiko (4 km southeast). It is 8 km northwest of Marathon and 32 km northeast of Athens. Landmarks include the Historic People's Museum of Varnavas (Istoriko Laografiko Mouseio Varnava).

The municipal unit has a land area of 37.349 km2 (14 sq mi)[3] and a total population of 2,081 inhabitants (2011).[1] Its other settlements are Agía Paraskeví (pop. 244), Ágioi Dimítrios kai Panteleímon (189), Moní Metamorfóseos Sotíros (136), Ágios Ioánnis (81), Pouríthi (66), Moní Panagías (32), and Limniónas (7).

Historical population

Year Village population Community population
1981 1,130 -
1991 1,170 1,404
2001 1,425 1,722
2011 1,326 2,081

References

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

External links

  • Official website (in English and Greek)
  • GTP Travel Pages (Community)