Faistos

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Faistos
Φαιστός
Location
Faistos is located in Greece
Faistos
Faistos
Coordinates 35°3′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867Coordinates: 35°3′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Heraklion
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 24,466
 - Area: 412.7 km2 (159 sq mi)
 - Density: 59 /km2 (154 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Faistos (Greek: Φαιστός) is a municipality in Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Moires.[2] It is named after the ancient city Phaistos, located in the municipality.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Faistos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)