Platanias

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Platanias
Πλατανιάς
Location
Platanias is located in Greece
Platanias
Platanias
Coordinates 35°31′N 23°54′E / 35.517°N 23.900°E / 35.517; 23.900Coordinates: 35°31′N 23°54′E / 35.517°N 23.900°E / 35.517; 23.900
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Chania
Mayor: Ioannis Malandrakis
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 16,874
 - Area: 495.4 km2 (191 sq mi)
 - Density: 34 /km2 (88 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,275
Community
 - Population: 979
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–10 m ­(0–33 ft)
Postal code: 730 14
Telephone: 28210
Auto: ΧΝ, XB
Municipalities of Chania regional unit. Platanias is Number 6
Map of original municipality of Platanias, now the municipal unit, bordered by Voukolies on the west and Mousouroi on the east

Platanias (Greek: Πλατανιάς) is a village and municipality on the Greek island of Crete. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) west from the city of Chania and east of Kastelli-Kissamos, on Chania Bay. The seat of the municipality is the village Gerani.[2] Platanias is a popular tourism village with a beach, several hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Not far from the coast is the island of Agioi Theodoroi.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Platanias was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

It lies within the Chania regional unit and is numbered 6 on the map of the Chania region. It is on the north coast, forming the eastern shore of Kissamos Bay (Kolpos Kissamou Kόλπος Κισσάμου), and the west and south shores of Chania Bay (Kolpos Chanion Κόλπος Χανίων). It is bordered by Kissamos (5) to the west, Kantanos-Selino (4) to the south, Chania (1) to the east, and Sfakia (7) in the southeast. Its northeast region is the Rodopos Peninsula (Chersonisos Rodopou Χερσόνησος Ροδωπού).

Historical population[edit]

Year Village Municipal unit Municipality
1981 630 - -
1991 719 5,044 -
2001 823 5,118 -
2011 979 5,275 16,874

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

See Chania Region for maps