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The city of Athens
Athens is the capital city of Greece. It is the largest city of Greece and dominates the periphery, named as Attica. The city is about 3,400 years old and considered as one of the oldest cities of the world.
The city is the center of financial, political, industrial, economic and cultural life in Greece. The location of the city is 37 degrees, 58 minutes towards north and 23 degrees and 43 minutes towards east. According to population census of January 2001, the population of the city is 745,514.
The area of Athens is 38.964 kilometers square or 15 square miles. The density of the city is 19,133 per kilometer square or 49,555 per square mile. The area of urban area of Athens is 411.717 kilometers square. The population is 3,130,841 and density is 7,604 per kilometer. The metropolitan area is 2,928.717 kilometers square. The population is 3,686,371 and density is 1,259 per kilometer square.
Athens is known as the alpha world city. In the European Union, the city is positioned as a business centre. Athens is the 32nd richest city of the world by purchasing, according to the ranking of 2008. It is also ranked as the 25th most expensive in UBS study. Reliable mode of transportation is very necessary to move around the city. Therefore, you should get a car hire Athens to have comfortable and reliable services. Moreover, a car hire Athens airport service is the best option for you if you want to increase the comfort of your trip.
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