Attica (region)

Attica (Greek: Περιφέρεια Αττικής, romanized: Periféria Attikís, [periˈferi.a atiˈcis]) is an administrative region of Greece, that encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Athens, the country's capital and largest city. The region is coextensive with the former Attica Prefecture of Central Greece. It covers a greater area than the historical region of Attica.

Attica
Περιφέρεια Αττικής
Coordinates: 38.0°N 23.7°E / 38.0; 23.7
Country Greece
Decentralized AdministrationAttica
CapitalAthens
Regional units
Government
  TypeRegional council
  Regional GovernorGiorgos Patoulis [el] (New Democracy)
Area
  Total3,808.10 km2 (1,470.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Total3,828,434
  Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
GRP
  Total€87 billion
  Per capita€23,300
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeGR-I
NUTS codeEL3
HDI (2019)0.912[2]
very high · 1st
Websitewww.patt.gov.gr

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