Heraklio prefecture

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Heraklion (Greek Ηράκλειο - Irákleio or Iráklio), also Heraklio is one of the four prefectures of Crete, and the 51 prefectures of Greece. The capital is the city of Heraklion.

Geography

The prefecture of Heraklion is bounded with the prefectures of Rethymno to the west and Lasithi to the east. The valley of farmlands are situated in the central and the northern parts and within the coastline and valleys. The mountains dominate the rest of the prefecture including the south. The main mountains are parts of Ida or Idi Mountains to the west and Asterousia in the south. The prefecture includes the island of Dia to the north

Population history

  • 1991 - 263,868, density: 99.91/km²
  • 2001 - 292,482, density: 110.75/km²

Climate

Except for the mountains which receives mild to cool winters unlike northern Greece, the warm to hot Mediterranean climade dominates the prefecture.

Transportation

Communications

Television

Persons

Ancient cities

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code
Agia Varvara 1901 Agia Varvara 700 03 28940-2
Archanes 1903 Archanes 701 00 2810-3, 7
Arkalochori 1902 Arkalochori 703 00 28910-2
Asterousia 1904 Pyrgos 700 10 28920-2
Chersonissos 1926 Limenas Chersonisou 700 14 28970-2
Episkopi 1910 Episkopi 700 10 2810-77
Gazi 1906 Gazi 714 xx 2810-82
Gorgolainis 1907 Agios Myron 700 12 2810-72
Gortyna 1908 Agioi Deka 700 12 28930
Gouves 1909 Gouves 700 14 28970-4
Heraklion 1912 Heraklion 710 xx-720 xx 2810
Kastelli 1914 Kastelli 700 03 28910-3
Kofinas 1915 Pyrgos 700 10 28930
Krousonas 1916 Krousonas 700 01 2810-71
Malia 1917 Malia 700 10 28970-3
Moires 1918 Moires 704 00 28920-2
Nea Alikarnassos 1919 Nea Alikarnassos 716 xx 2810
Nikos Kazantzakis 1920 Peza 701 00 2810-74
Rouvas 1921 Gergeri 700 03 2890-4
Temenos 1922 Profitis Ilias Herakliou 715 00 2810-89
Tetrachori 1923? Venerato 700 11 2810-79
Thrapsanos 1913 Thrapsanos 700 06 28910-4
Tylisos 1924 Tylisos 715 00 2810-83
Tympaki 1925 Tymbaki 702 00 28920-5
Viannos 1905 Ano Viannos 700 04 28950-2
Zaros 1911 Zaros 700 02 28940-3

See also: List of settlements in the Heraklion prefecture

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