Central Athens the Second Most Densely-Populated Area in Europe

Central Athens the Second Most Densely-Populated Area in Europe

Kifissias Avenue, Athens, Greece. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Central Athens is the second most densely-populated area of Europe, according to data published on Thursday by the European statistical service, Eurostat.

Two other areas of the Greek capital also feature in the top ten most densely populated areas, including South Athens at number five, and west Athens at number seven on the list.

In Paris, there were on average 21,044 people living per square kilometer(km2) (.038 square miles) of the city, a number which is by far the highest in the entire European Union. Several of the regions surrounding Paris also made this Top 10 list, including Hauts-de-Seine (9,371 persons per km2), Seine-Saint-Denis (6,979 persons per km2) and Val-de-Marne (5,774 persons per km2).

The second highest density in the EU was registered in Central Athens (Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon), with 10,436 persons per km2, with South Athens (Notios Tomeas Athinon; 7,498 persons per km2) and Western Athens (Dytikos Tomeas Athinon; 7,114 persons per km2) also making the Top 10.

The rest of the Top 10 list was made up by the Romanian capital city (Bucharest; 7,917 persons per km2) in fourth place, the Belgian capital city of Brussels (7,472 persons per km2) in sixth place and Spain’s autonomous city of Melilla on the North African coast (6,050 persons per km2) in ninth place.

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