Athens, Alabama

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City of Athens, Alabama
City
Location in the state of Alabama, USA
Coordinates: 34°47′23″N 86°58′10″W / 34.78972°N 86.96944°W / 34.78972; -86.96944Coordinates: 34°47′23″N 86°58′10″W / 34.78972°N 86.96944°W / 34.78972; -86.96944
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Incorporated 1818
Government
 • Mayor Dan Williams
Area
 • Total 39.4 sq mi (102.1 km2)
 • Land 39.3 sq mi (101.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 798 ft (243.1 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 20,972
 • Density 482.3/sq mi (186.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35611-35614
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-02956
GNIS feature ID 0113266

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

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.