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Amari (municipality)

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Coordinates: 35°14′N 24°39′E / 35.233°N 24.650°E / 35.233; 24.650Coordinates: 35°14′N 24°39′E / 35.233°N 24.650°E / 35.233; 24.650{{#coordinates:35|14|N|24|39|E|type:city_region:GR|| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> Greece</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Administrative region</th><td> Crete</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Regional unit</th><td> Rethymno</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Area</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality</th><td> 277.7 km2 (107.2 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Population (2011)[1]</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality</th><td> 5,915</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Municipality density</th><td> 21/km2 (55/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Community<tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Population</th><td> 142</td></tr></th></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Time zone</th><td> EET (UTC+2)</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Summer (DST)</th><td> EEST (UTC+3)</td></tr></table> Amari (Greek: Αμάρι) is a village and a municipality in Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Agia Foteini.[2] One of the major geographic features of Amari is the Amari Valley, a landform of high elevation known for olive cultivation.[3] It is thought that Monastiraki was developed by Phaistos inhabitants founding a satellite center as they pushed out into the Amari Valley.[4]

Municipality

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

Province

The province of Amari (Greek: Επαρχία Αμαρίου) was one of the provinces of the Rethymno Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[5] It was abolished in 2006.

References

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior Invalid language code.
  3. ^ Crete: Amari Valley
  4. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Phaistos Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)
  5. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) Invalid language code. Invalid language code.
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