Amari (municipality)

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Amari
Αμάρι
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Amari is located in Greece
Amari
Amari
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Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Area
 • Municipality 277.7 km2 (107.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 5,915
 • Municipality density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Community
 • Population 142
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

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. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. Crete: Amari Valley
  4. C.Michael Hogan, Phaistos Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)
  5. Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)