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Flag of Chaïdari
Chaïdari is located in Greece
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650Coordinates: 38°1′N 23°39′E / 38.017°N 23.650°E / 38.017; 23.650
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit West Athens
 • Municipality 22.655 km2 (8.747 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 46,897
 • Municipality density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 125 xx
Area code(s) 210
Vehicle registration Z

Chaidari (Greek, modern: Χαϊδάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: Χαϊδάριον), is a suburb in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, west of central Athens.


The municipality has an area of 22.655 km2.[2] The geography of the municipality of Chaidari is diverse: the eastern part, where the town Chaidari is situated, is densely populated and forms a continuous built up area with the inner suburbs of Athens. The rocky Aigaleo hills run through the central part of the municipality. The pine forest of Dafni and the Daphni Monastery lie on the eastern slopes of Aigaleo. The westernmost part of Chaidari is the small industrial port town Skaramagkas, on the Saronic Gulf near Eleusis. The main roads of Chaidari are the Greek National Road 8 (the old road from Athens to Corinth) and the Iera odos.


During Turkish rule Chaidari belonged to Chaidar pasha, which may have been a nickname from the Arabic word haydar, meaning 'lion'.

Concentration camp[edit]

View of Palataki tower in Chaidari

The Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel in Haidari during the Axis Occupation of Greece from September 1943 to September 1944.

The camp is now a monument to the Greek Resistance.

Sights of Interest[edit]

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Historical population[edit]

Year Town Municipality
1981 - 47,396
1991 44,831 47,437
2001 45,227 46,276
2011 45,642 46,897


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 

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