Athens - Wikipedia

Population of Athens GREECE

Athens / March 27, 2022

The City Center of Athens is within the municipality, which is the largest in Greece in terms of population. Piraeus also forms a city center within the Athens Urban Area and is the 4th largest in terms of population. The Athens Urban Area has 40 municipalities, 35 of which are referred to as Greater Athens municipalities in North Athens, West Athens, Central Athens and South Athens. The Athens Metropolitan Area is in the Attica region with 58 municipalities with a population estimated at 3.75 million in 2014.

Athens Demographics

Like most of Greece, Athens has a fairly homogeneous population. The main recognized minority is the Muslim minority. There are also populations of Jews, Armenians, Romani, Pomaks, and Turks in the city. Athens has a Jewish community with a long history in the region, although 87% of Greek Jews were killed during the Holocaust. The Romani are scattered throughout the country with the largest concentration in Athens as well as Thessalonica.

Athens Population Growth

The population history of Athens stretches back a long time. During the Greek Dark Ages, the city had a population of about 4, 000, which grew to 10, 000 by 700 BC. The area had an estimated population of 200, 000 by 500 BC. In 317 BC, Demetrius of Phalerum conducted a census that placed the population of free people at 21, 000 with 400, 000 slaves and 10, 000 resident aliens. During its classical period, Athens had a population between 350, 000 and 610, 000.