What Is the Population of Athens?


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As of 2014, the estimated population of Athens, Greece, is 665,000. This number is a drop of over 100,000 residents since 2004, when the population was 796,400. The city's population decline is attributed to its aging residents and the poor economic outlook in the country.

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The population density per square mile is 44,140 people. The Athens metropolitan area, which includes 58 municipalities, has a population of 3.75 million as of 2014.

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world; its history goes back over 3,400 years. During the Greek Classical Period, Athens held a population of between 350,000 and 610,000 residents.

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