- a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times.
- a town in W New York: state prison.
- a region and department of E central Greece: in ancient times the territory of Athens. Capital: Athens. Pop: 3 336 700 (2001). Area: 14 157 sq km (5466 sq miles)
traditionally explained as from Greek Attikos (Latin Atticus) “of Athens” (see ); but perhaps ultimately from Greek akte “shore, maritime place,” also “raised place.”