Faistos

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Faistos
Φαιστός
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Faistos is located in Greece
Faistos
Faistos
Coordinates: 35°03′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867Coordinates: 35°03′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Area
 • Municipality 412.7 km2 (159.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 24,466
 • Municipality density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Faistos (Greek: Φαιστός) is a municipality in Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Moires.[2] It is named after the ancient city Phaistos, located in the municipality.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Faistos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)