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Pelekanos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°14′N 23°41′E / 35.233°N 23.683°E / 35.233; 23.683Coordinates: 35°14′N 23°41′E / 35.233°N 23.683°E / 35.233; 23.683
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Chania
Municipality Kantanos-Selino
 • Municipal unit 166.6 km2 (64.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,292
 • Municipal unit density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 730 01
Area code(s) 28230
Vehicle registration ΧΝ

Pelekanos (Greek: Δήμος Πελεκάνου) is a former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kantanos-Selino, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 166.618 km2 (64.332 sq mi).[3] Pelekanos is in the south west corner of the island, part of the rugged and remote Selino Province. The Venetians built a castle - Kastel Selinou - at Palaiochora, giving the region its name. Palaiochora is now a growing coastal resort and the capital town of the municipality.

There are 35 villages in Pelekanos including:

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  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.