Athens (/ˈæθᵻnz/;Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athína [[aˈθina]], Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι Athēnai), is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th centuries BC.Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2015, Athens was ranked the world's 29th richest city by purchasing power and the 67th most expensive in a UBS study.
Athens B (Athens Beta; Greek: Β΄ Αθηνών) is a parliamentary constituency in Attica represented in the Hellenic Parliament. It covers the urban area of Athens outside the Municipality of Athens, which forms Athens A constituency. It was established in 1958, to separate the working-class districts from central Athens and reduce the electoral power of the then United Democratic Left. With 1.4 million registered voters, Athens B elected 44 Members of Parliament (MPs) (as of September 2015) by reinforced proportional representation and is the largest constituency in Greece.
The following 44 MPs were elected in the Greek legislative election, September 2015:
The following MPs had been elected in the Greek legislative election, January 2015:
Athens is the capital city of Greece.
Athens may also refer to: