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Elliniko-Argyroupoli (Municipality, Greece)

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Flag of Elliniko-Argyroupoli - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 April 2019

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Presentation of Elliniko-Argyroupoli

The municipality of Elliniko-Argyroupoli (Ελληνικό-Αργυρούπολη, 51,356 inhabitants in 2011, 1,510 ha) was established in 2011 as the merger of the two former municipalities of Argyroupoli (34,097 inh.) and Elliniko (17,259 inh.), two suburbs located in the southern part of Athens.

Olivier Touzeau, 14 July 2013

Flag of Elliniko-Argyroupoli

The flag of Elliniko-Argyroupoli is white with the municipal emblem.

Tomislav Šipek, 24 April 2019

Former municipalities



Flag of Argyroupoli - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 14 July 2013

The flag of Argyroupoli (Kokkonis website) was light (silver?)-blue with its seal in the middle, including the name of the municipality and the year it was founded, 1926. Following the population exchange between Greece and Turkey prescribed in 1923 by the Treaty of Lausanne, refugees from Argyroupolis in northeastern Turkey (modern, Gümüşhane, meaning "Silver House") arrived in 1926 at the place then named Ktima Geroulanou (Κτήμα Γερουλανου). They named the new settlement Nea Argyroupolis (Νέα Αργυρούπολη, New Silver City), as a remembrance to their old hometown. Hence probably the dove and the peace sign on the seal. There was some resemblance between the two towns as Argyroupoli is built on a plain with the Hymettus (Υμηττός) mountain to its north, as Gümüşhane is built on a plain with the Pontic Alps to the north; the Hymettus montain appears on the background of the seal of Argyropouli.

Olivier Touzeau, 14 July 2013



Flag of Elliniko - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 12 September 2013

Elliniko was the home of the Ellinikon International Airport, now replaced by Eleftherios Venizelos. The Greek Civil Aviation Authority has its head office in Elliniko.
The flag of Elliniko (Kokkonis website) was white with the municipal emblem in the center and thin greyish-white-dark blue-white-greyish stripes on the upper and lower edge.

Olivier Touzeau, 12 September 2013