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 410.8 km2 (158.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 24,466
 • Municipality density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
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. The municipality has an area of 410.810 km2 (158.615 sq mi).[3]

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]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Faistos, Greece
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 59
(15)
59.18
(15.1)
61.7
(16.5)
68
(20)
74.12
(23.4)
80.78
(27.1)
83.3
(28.5)
82.76
(28.2)
79.52
(26.4)
74.12
(23.4)
67.28
(19.6)
61.88
(16.6)
70.97
(21.65)
Average low °F (°C) 48.38
(9.1)
48.2
(9)
49.28
(9.6)
53.78
(12.1)
59.54
(15.3)
66.56
(19.2)
71.42
(21.9)
71.6
(22)
67.28
(19.6)
62.06
(16.7)
56.12
(13.4)
51.26
(10.7)
58.79
(14.88)
Source: <Yr.no >Weather statistics for Phaistos, Crete (Greece). Yr.no. 2016 http://www.yr.no/place/Greece/Crete/Phaistos~262531/statistics.html. Retrieved 13 September 2016.  line feed character in |work= at position 23 (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.