Mandra (Greek: Μάνδρα, meaning "yard"), also Mandhra is a town and municipality in the central part of the prefecture of West Attica in Greece. It is part of the Athens metropolitan area. It has mild summers and fairly cold winters. The town’s population was 10,947 at the 2001 census. It is famous for its big industrial zone, since it's very close to the capital of Greece. Magoula is bypassed with the GR-3 (Athens - Thiva). Mandra is linked with the GR-8A/E94 (Athens - Corinth - Patras) and the old GR-8 as well as the Attiki Odos since February 2004 with its exit north. Its junction lies further south and was constructed in 2001 and opened in 2004. The area around Mandra has farmlands located near the boundary with Magoula, the mountains including Pateras lies to the west and more to the north. Mandra is located about 25 km northwest of Athens, about 5 km north of Elefsina, ENE of Corinth and southeast of SSE of Thiva. The town is the municipal seat of the Municipality of Mándra, which has a land area of 205.770 km² and a population of 12,792 inhabitants. The municipality also includes the towns of Ágios Sotír (pop. 496), Néa Zoí (443), Palaiochóri (356), Diódia (174), Pournári (174), and several smaller settlements.


The industrial area of Elefsina lies to the south while residential buildings lies to the north. Prior to the 1970s, agriculture was the predominant industry in Mandra. Housing developments arrived in the 1970s.


Nearest places

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population Density
1981 8,804 - - -
1991 10,012 +1,208/+13.72% 11,343 55.1/km²
2001 10,947 +935/+9.34% 12,792 62.2/km²


Mandra has schools, lyceums or middle schools, gymnasia or high schools, churches, a post office, banks and squares (plateies).

External links

Northwest: Erythres North: Dervenochori and Oinoi (community)
West: Vilia and Megara Mandra East: Magoula (community)
Southwest: Nea Peramos South: Elefsina

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