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Keramia (Greek: Κεραμιά, Δήμος Κεραμιών) is a former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chania, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 89.722 km2 (34.642 sq mi).[3] It is part of the former Kydonia Province.


Keramia is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 35°25′N 24°2′E / 35.417°N 24.033°E / 35.417; 24.033Coordinates: 35°25′N 24°2′E / 35.417°N 24.033°E / 35.417; 24.033
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitChania
 • Municipal unit89.7 km2 (34.6 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
731 00
Area code(s)28210
Vehicle registrationΧΝ
WebsiteKeramia Website

Keramia covers the high villages in the foothills of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) to the south of the city of Chania. Though apparently close to Chania, the access to the villages of Keramia is by narrow winding hill roads, and hence the area is little developed or visited by tourists.

The seat of the municipality was Gerolakos. The municipal unit also includes Malaxa, Katochori, Kontopoula and Drakona.

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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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.

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