Armenoi

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Armenoi
Αρμένοι
Armenoi is located in Greece
Armenoi
Armenoi
Coordinates: 35°27′N 24°10′E / 35.450°N 24.167°E / 35.450; 24.167Coordinates: 35°27′N 24°10′E / 35.450°N 24.167°E / 35.450; 24.167
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Chania
Municipality Apokoronas
 • Municipal unit 55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,255
 • Municipal unit density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 345 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 730 08
Area code(s) 28250
Vehicle registration ΧΝ

Armenoi (Greek: Αρμένοι, also transliterated as Armeni) is a village and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Apokoronas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 55.292 km2 (21.348 sq mi).[3] The seat of the municipality of Armenoi is in the village of Kalyves, although the police have their base in the village of Armenoi.

Armenoi is located inland from Kalyves on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of Souda Bay. A relatively large village, it lies on good agricultural land in the Apokoronas, with groves of avocado, orange and olives around. The village has two large tavernas of good reputation, a grill in summer months and a kafenion, as well as a butcher and general store. The village is shaded by platania trees (Oriental Plane) and the Kiliaris river. The church of Ag. Nikolaos is large and imposing, giving an air of wealth to the village.

References[edit]

  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.