Temenos, Greece

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Temenos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°11′N 25°06′E / 35.183°N 25.100°E / 35.183; 25.100Coordinates: 35°11′N 25°06′E / 35.183°N 25.100°E / 35.183; 25.100
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Heraklion
 • Municipal unit 56.6 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Elevation 298 m (978 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,260
 • Municipal unit density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Temenos (Greek: Τέμενος) is a former municipality in the Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Heraklion, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 56.608 km2.[3] Population 3,260 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Profitis Ilias.


The province of Temenos (Greek: Επαρχία Τεμένους) was one of the provinces of the Heraklion Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Heraklion (except the municipal unit Gorgolainis and a few other villages) and the municipal unit Archanes.[4] It was abolished in 2006.


  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. 
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF).  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)