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Asterousia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°00′N 25°12′E / 35.000°N 25.200°E / 35.000; 25.200Coordinates: 35°00′N 25°12′E / 35.000°N 25.200°E / 35.000; 25.200
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Archanes-Asterousia
 • Municipal unit 203.4 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,217
 • Municipal unit density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Asterousia (Greek: Αστερούσια) is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archanes-Asterousia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 203.420 km2 (78.541 sq mi).[3] Population 5,217 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Pyrgos. Other villages include Charakas.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  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.