Agia Varvara, Heraklion

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Agia Varvara
Αγία Βαρβάρα
The church of Agia Varvara
The church of Agia Varvara
Agia Varvara is located in Greece
Agia Varvara
Agia Varvara
Coordinates: 35°08′N 25°00′E / 35.133°N 25.000°E / 35.133; 25.000Coordinates: 35°08′N 25°00′E / 35.133°N 25.000°E / 35.133; 25.000
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Gortyn
 • Municipal unit 99.0 km2 (38.2 sq mi)
Elevation 580 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,587
 • Municipal unit density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Population 2,043 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Agia Varvara (Greek: Αγία Βαρβάρα) is a village and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortyn, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 99.038 km2 (38.239 sq mi).[3] Population 4,587 (2011). The village lies at an altitude of about 580 meters and has 2,043 inhabitants.

Agia Varvara lies on the busy north-south road from Heraklion on the north coast of the island towards the centre.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.