Amari (municipality)

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Amari
Αμάρι
Location
Amari is located in Greece
Amari
Amari
Coordinates 35°14′N 24°39′E / 35.233°N 24.650°E / 35.233; 24.650Coordinates: 35°14′N 24°39′E / 35.233°N 24.650°E / 35.233; 24.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Rethymno
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 5,915
 - Area: 277.7 km2 (107 sq mi)
 - Density: 21 /km2 (55 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 142
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Amari (Greek: Αμάρι) is a village and a municipality in Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Agia Foteini.[2] One of the major geographic features of Amari is the Amari Valley, a landform of high elevation known for olive cultivation.[3] It is thought that Monastiraki was developed by Phaistos inhabitants founding a satellite center as they pushed out into the Amari Valley.[4]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Amari was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Amari (Greek: Επαρχία Αμαρίου) was one of the provinces of the Rethymno Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[5] It was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Crete: Amari Valley
  4. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Phaistos Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)
  5. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)