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Crete, Greece

Crete is one of 14 primary administrative regions in Greece with a population of approximately 601,131 people.

Facts and figures on Crete at a glance

Region name: Crete (Crete)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 601,131 people
Country: Greece
Continent: Europe

The regional headquarters of Crete (Crete) is located in the regional capital Irakleion (Irákleion) with a population of 137,154 people.

The distance as the crow flies from Crete's regional capital Irakleion to Greece's capital Athens (Athens) is approximately 321 km (199 mi).

Facts and figures about Crete
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
Crete Crete601,131 peopleIrakleion Irákleion137,154 people

Compare with other regions in Greece.

Map of Crete

Map of Crete

Information on Crete

Information on Crete
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
Crete CreteIrakleion Irákleion4GreeceEurope

Time in Crete

Time in Crete
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 12:19amIn effect (+1 hour)Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 11:19pmGMT UTC +3.0Europe/Athens

Geographic coordinates of Crete

Latitude & Longitude of Crete
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map35°09'21.1"N (35.1558500°)24°53'42.1"E (24.8950200°)

Subregions in Crete

There are 4 administrative subregions in Crete.
Subregions in Crete
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Nomos Chanias Nomós Chaniás1.-Chania Chaniá53,910
Nomos Irakleiou Nomós Irakleíou2.302,846Irakleion Irákleion137,154
Nomos Lasithiou Nomós Lasithíou3.-Agios Nikolaos Ágios Nikólaos11,421
Nomos Rethymnis Nomós Rethýmnis4.86,532Rethymno Rethymno32,468

External sources of information on Crete

Crete on Wikipedia