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Municipalities of Crete - Heraklion, Chania, Ierapetra, Gortyn, Gavdos, Sitia, Rethymno, Sfakia, Hersonissos, Oropedio Lasithiou, Agios Nikolaos (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Municipalities of Crete - Heraklion, Chania, Ierapetra, Gortyn, Gavdos, Sitia, Rethymno, Sfakia, Hersonissos, Oropedio...

Municipalities of Crete - Heraklion, Chania, Ierapetra, Gortyn, Gavdos, Sitia, Rethymno, Sfakia, Hersonissos, Oropedio Lasithiou, Agios Nikolaos (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Heraklion, Chania, Ierapetra, Gortyn, Gavdos, Sitia, Rethymno, Sfakia, Hersonissos, Oropedio Lasithiou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Anogeia, Apokoronas, Kissamos, Platanias, Viannos. Excerpt: Chania (Greek: (plural), also transliterated Chania, Hania, and Xania, older form Chanea and Venetian Canea, Ottoman Turkish Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania peripheral unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion. The official population of the municipal unit (the former municipality) is 55,838, while its metropolitan area has 81,985 inhabitants. This consists of the city of Chania along with 7 towns and villages: Mournies (pop. 6,390), Souda (pop. 5,330), Nerokouros (pop. 4,175), Daratsos (pop. 3,287), Perivolia (pop. 3,065), Galatas (pop. 2,131) and Vamvakopoulo (pop. 1,769). The city of Chania lies around 40 km (25 mi) from the west end of Crete. By road, the distance is approximately (52 km (32 mi). The city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with sunny dry summers and mild rainy winters. During the period between April and October, clear-sky weather is almost an everyday feature. The atmosphere is always warm, but fierce heat waves (temperatures above 38 C) are not very common, since the prevailing Etesian winds ("Meltemia") blow from northern directions and pleasantly moderate the conditions. Intervals of sunny days are frequent during the windy and rainy winter as well. Snow and frost are rare near the coast, with very few exceptions, like the snowstorm on 13 February 2004, when 10-30 in (250-760 mm) of snow accumulated in the urban area, causing general chaos. However, such cold days can be followed by much warmer and sunny weather. Even minor early heat waves can occur in March or April, dur...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-59133-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-59133-2
Barcode: 9781234591335

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