Skaramagas


Skaramagas

Skaramagas (also spelled Skaramangas, Skaramagkas, Skaramaga or Skaramanga, older forms Scaramangas or Scaramanga, Greek: Σκαραμαγκάς or Σκαραμαγκά) is a small town in the western part of Athens, Greece. It is part of the municipality of Chaidari. The town has a refinery and a shipyard which mainly carry oil production to other parts of the Mediterranean and the world. The bay area is one of the most productive oil-producing areas in Greece. It is located E of Eleusis, S of Attiki Odos (highway 6), W of Athens, N of Piraeus and NE of Perama.

Athinon Avenue runs to the north which is part of GR-8A/E94 and with an interchange with the road to Piraeus which is in the central part of the town. In the future, Skaramagas will be accessed via Aigaleo Ring (highway 65) of Attiki Odos.

Nearest places

*Aspropyrgos, north
*Chaidari, east
*Nikaia, southeast
*Keratsini, south southeast
*Perama, southwest

The area was mainly made up of farmlands or unused lands in the valleys. Mixed farming was common. Urban development replaced much of the farmlands between the 1960s and the 1980s. Most of the community are rocky and bushy to the north and the south while most of the pine forest lie to the east and is part of the Dafni forests. More forests are to the southwest within the bay. The mountaintops are to the north and diagonally to the south. The residential area lies to the northeast and the western part while shops are in the central part. The area also has an industrial area.

Skaramangas Bay (Greek: Όρμος Σκαραμαγκά "Ormos Skaramagka") is a bay that connects the southeastern part of the Elefsina Bay and the norteastern part of the Saronic. Part of the bay is a lagoon to the northeast. Forests including some trees lie near the bay. The shipyard named Skaramagkas Shipyard (Greek: Ναυπηγεία Σκαραμαγκά "Nafpigeia Skaramagka") was opened and was named the Hellenic Shipyard Company which the Hellenic Navy (then Royal Hellenic Navy) in 1939 founded the Royal Hellenic Naval Shipyard (RNHS) (now the Hellenic Naval Shipyard) in order to construct two torpedo vessels. Between November 1978 and May 1979, the ship "Tombazis" underwent structural modifications at Hinder IV. On September 9, 2001, the port was on sale. On October 10, a month later, the privatization was signed. On March 6, 2002, the port became entirely owned by a German group of investors under the industrial leadership of HDW, which itself became a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp in 2005.

The refinery near Skaramangas Bay also lies to the north and the northern part belongs to Aspropyrgos. Most of the oil are mainly exported. The oil depots are around the refinery. The mountains are west of the refinery,

Other

Skaramangas has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, and a square ("plateia").

Historical population

External links

* [http://www.haidari.gr/ Official website of Municipality of Chaidari] el icon
* [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?tb=1&city=Skaramangas&country=GR Mapquest - Skaramagkas] , street map not yet available
* [http://www.hellenic-shipyards.gr/ Hellenic Shipyards Co.]
* [http://www.epicos.com/.../default.psml/js_panename/ Business+Directory+Article+View?articleid=286&showfull=false EPICOS]
*http://www.skaramagas-alpha.tv2.gr/ el icon
* [http://ta-nea.dolnet.gr/print_article.php?e=A&f=18163&m=N63&aa=1 the Sale of the Shipyard to the Germans] - Ta Nea el icon

ee also

*Communities of Attica, including settlements
*Francisco Scaramanga, a fictional character in the James Bond film
*The Scaramangas
*"Skaramagas", a tavern in the island of Paros
*Skaramagas is also a surname
*"Skaramagkas kai Peiraias", a Greek film
*TT Skaramagas


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