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The municipality of Fyli (45,965 inhabitants in 2001; 11,130 ha), was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the three former municipalities of Fyli (2,946 inh.), Ano Liosia (Άνω Λιόσια, 33,565 inh.) and Zefyri (Ζεφύρι, 9,454 inh.).
Olivier Touzeau, 8 February 2013
Former flag of Ano Liosia - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 8 February 2013
Áno Líosia lies in the eastern part of West Attica, about 15 km north of Athens. Ano Liosia, except for the northwest and the southwest, was mainly made up of farmlands. The mountain range of Aigaleo (Αιγάλεω) is to its southwest. Urban development replaced much of the farmland between the 1970s and the 1990s. Ano Liosia had been rebuilt after World War II and the Greek Civil War.
Today, half of the municipal unit is urbanized or residential. Rocky landscape with bushes dominates the rest of the land. On 7 September 1999, the Athens earthquake damaged between one hundred and a thousand homes. The havoc of the nearby Parnitha (Πάρνηθα) fire in 2007 devastated the northern portion of the area and nearly devastated the town.
The flag of Ano Liosia (Kokkonis website) was green with the municipal emblem.
The emblem (image), designed by the visual artist Vasilis Kampolis, was a wreath of wheat ears. Inside is the inscription "ΔΗΜΟΣ ΑΝΩ ΛΙΟΣΙΩΝ / ΕΥΠΥΡΙΔΑ".
ΕΥΠΥΡΙΔΑ is the name of an ancient municipality that existed in the greater area of the former municipality. Its name comes from the words "ευ πυρός" meaning "good wheat", emphasizing the agricultural nature of the ancient municipality.
The emblem symbolizes "fertility, productivity, and industriousness, elements signifying the dynamics for the future development and progress of the town".
Olivier Touzeau & Paraskevas Renesis, 9 February 2013