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
Location within the regional unit
DE Agias Varvaras.svg
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
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitHeraklion
 • Municipal unit99.0 km2 (38.2 sq mi)
580 m (1,900 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Population2,043 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.