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Athens, Alabama

county seat of Limestone County, Alabama, United States

Athens is a city in Limestone County, Alabama. It is also the county seat of that county.

City of Athens, Alabama
Location in the state of Alabama, USA
Location in the state of Alabama, USA
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°47′23″N 86°58′10″W / 34.78972°N 86.96944°W / 34.78972; -86.96944
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyLimestone
Incorporated1818
Government
 • MayorDan Williams
Area
 • Total39.4 sq mi (102.1 km2)
 • Land39.3 sq mi (101.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
798 ft (243.1 m)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total20,972
 • Density482.3/sq mi (186.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35611-35614
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-02956
GNIS feature ID0113266
Websitehttp://www.ci.athens.al.us/

In the year 2000, Athens had a population of about 21,000 people. Athens has an area of about 39 miles and sits at 798 feet above sea level.