Irakleia, Cyclades

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Irakleia
Ηρακλειά
Satellite image of Irakleia. Island at the edge of the image on the right (east) is Schoinoussa, islets on the left (west) are Avelonisia
Satellite image of Irakleia. Island at the edge of the image on the right (east) is Schoinoussa, islets on the left (west) are Avelonisia
Location
Irakleia is located in Greece
Irakleia
Irakleia
Coordinates 36°50′N 25°27′E / 36.833°N 25.450°E / 36.833; 25.450Coordinates: 36°50′N 25°27′E / 36.833°N 25.450°E / 36.833; 25.450
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Naxos
Municipality: Naxos and Lesser Cyclades
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 151
 - Area: 17.795 km2 (7 sq mi)
 - Density: 8 /km2 (22 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 843 00
Telephone: 22870
Auto: EM
Website
www.iraklia.gr

Irakleia (Greek: Ηρακλειά) is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its population was officially 151 inhabitants at the 2001 census, and its land area 17.795 square kilometres (6.9 sq mi). It is a small island between the islands of Naxos and Ios. In close proximity to Schoinoussa, Koufonisi, Donoussa, and Keros islands, together they form the Small Cyclades. The port is called Agios Georgios, while the "capital"/chora on the top of the island is called Panagia (Madonna). The biggest caves in the Cyclades are located on Irakleia. Irakleia can be reached by big boats from Athens, Naxos and Paros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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