is one of the prefectures of Greece
. It is part of the
periphery of Attica and the
capital of the prefecture is the city of Piraeus.
prefecture covers the south-western part of the agglomeration of
Athens, several islands in the Saronic Gulf (Salamis, Aegina, Agkistri, Poros, Hydra, Dokos, Spetses, Spetsopoula), Methana and Troizina on the Peloponnese peninsula, and the islands of Kythira and Antikythera south of the Peloponnese.
An indication of
the geographical diversity of the prefecture is the stark
difference in population density
between its seven mainland municipalities
the Athens metropolitan area
which have 9,244.2 inhabitants/km², and its detached outlying
areas, which average only 85.83 inhabitants/km² (and most of these
on Salamis Island, at 395.40/km², while the far-outlying parts have
Municipalities and communities
Note: Provinces no longer hold any
legal status in Greece.
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