Moires

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Moires
Μοίρες
The centre of Moires
The centre of Moires
Moires is located in Greece
Moires
Moires
Location within the regional unit
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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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitHeraklion
MunicipalityFaistos
 • Municipal unit181.9 km2 (70.2 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
11,434
 • Municipal unit density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Community
 • Population6,496 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Moires (Greek: Μοίρες, "Fates") is a town and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Faistos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 181.885 km2 (70.226 sq mi) and a population of 11,434 people (about 6,500 for the town itself).[3] The weekly market of the agricultural town of Moires is the largest in the region. In the early Middle Ages it was the home of Christian hermits, who allegedly met only once a year to worship at the chapel of Agios Andonis, built in the 14th or 15th century.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Moires is divided into the following communities:

  • Moires
  • Alithini
  • Antiskari
  • Galia
  • Kastelli
  • Kouses
  • Peri
  • Petrokefali
  • Pigaidakia (including Kaloi Limenes)
  • Pompia
  • Roufas
  • Skourvoula

References[edit]

  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.