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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
 • MayorW. Ronnie Marks
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
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 • Density482.3/sq mi (186.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35611-35614
FIPS code01-02956
GNIS feature ID0113266
Website{{#property:P856}}

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.