Mylopotamos, Crete

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Mylopotamos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°22′N 24°45′E / 35.367°N 24.750°E / 35.367; 24.750Coordinates: 35°22′N 24°45′E / 35.367°N 24.750°E / 35.367; 24.750
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
 • Municipality 360.7 km2 (139.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 14,363
 • Municipality density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mylopotamos (Greek: Μυλοπόταμος; Mylopotamus in Latin) is a municipality in Rethymno regional unit, on Crete, southern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Perama.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 360.703 km2 (139.268 sq mi).[3]


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

Former Province[edit]

The province of Mylopotamos (Greek: Επαρχία Μυλοποτάμου) was one of the provinces of Rethymno Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipalities Mylopotamos and Anogeia.[4] It was abolished in 2006.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Modern Lefterna was the seat since 1212 of a Latin Roman Catholic Diocese of Milopotamus, which was suppressed in 1669 and turned into a Latin Titular bishopric of lowest (episcopal), which had its name changed in the 20the century into titular see of Eleutherna.


  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. , former municipalities Geropotamos and Kouloukonas and municipal departments Axos and Zoniana from Anogeia.
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF).  (39 MB) (Greek) (French)