Rethymno (regional unit)

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Rethymno
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Ρεθύμνου
Regional unit
Municipalities of Rethymno regional unit
Municipalities of Rethymno regional unit
Rethymno regional unit within Greece
Rethymno regional unit within Greece
Coordinates: 35°15′N 24°35′E / 35.250°N 24.583°E / 35.250; 24.583Coordinates: 35°15′N 24°35′E / 35.250°N 24.583°E / 35.250; 24.583
Country Greece
Region Crete
Capital Rethymno
Area
 • Total 1,496 km2 (578 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 85,609
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Postal codes 74x xx
Area codes 283x0
ISO 3166 code GR-93
Car plates ΡΕ
Website www.rethymnon.gr

Rethymno (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ρεθύμνου) is one of the four regional units of Crete, Greece. Its capital is the city of Rethymno. Today its main income is tourism. The countryside is also based economically on agriculture and herding.

Administration[edit]

The regional unit Rethymno is subdivided into 5 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Prefecture[edit]

The Rethymno prefecture (Greek: Νομός Ρεθύμνου or Ρεθύμνης) was created while Crete was still an autonomous state, and was preserved after the island joined Greece in 1913. As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the Rethymno regional unit was created out of the former prefecture. The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Agios Vasileios Lampi Spili
Foinikas
Amari Kourites Agia Foteini
Syvritos
Anogeia Anogeia Anogeia
Mylopotamos Geropotamos Perama
Kouloukonas
Zoniana
Rethymno Rethymno Rethymno
Arkadi
Lappa
Nikiforos Fokas

Provinces[edit]

Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.

Main towns[edit]

The main towns of the regional unit Rethymno are (ranked by 2011 census population):

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]