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Nikiforos Fokas (Greek: Νικηφόρος Φωκάς) is a former municipality in the Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rethymno, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 95.641 km2 (36.927 sq mi).[3] It was named after the 10th century Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas, who retook the island from the Muslims. Population 8,911 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Gonia. The ancient city of Eleutherna is located within the municipal unit.

Nikiforos Fokas
Νικηφόρος Φωκάς
Nikiforos Fokas is located in Greece
Nikiforos Fokas
Nikiforos Fokas
Location within the regional unit
DE Nikiforou Foka.svg
Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Municipality Rethymno
 • Municipal unit 95.6 km2 (36.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,911
 • Municipal unit density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΕ


  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.