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Athens is the capital and largest city of country Greece. Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and it is the oldest place where humans started living.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that appeared in combination with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. It is the most prevalent and attractive centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the frame of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, cultural and political impact on the European continent, and the Romans. In current times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Athens was ranked the world's 39th richest city in 2012.
Athens is the universal city and most economic centres in Europe and it has a wide financial sector, and its Piraeus port is the largest passenger port in Europe and as well as the second largest in the world.
The city Athens bears a long and very popular tradition in sports and sporting events, serving as home to the most important clubs in Greek sport and housing many sports facilities. The city also hosts to sports events of international importance.
Athens is a worldwide centre of archaeological research. Along with national institutions, such as the Athens University and the Archaeological Society.