Athens, Alabama

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City of Athens, Alabama
City
Location in the state of Alabama, USA
Location in the state of Alabama, USA
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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)
Elevation798 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 code35611-35614
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-02956
GNIS feature ID0113266
Websitehttp://www.ci.athens.al.us/

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.