Tympaki (Greek: Τυμπάκι) is a town and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Faistos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 157.122 km2 (60.665 sq mi).[3]

Tympaki
Τυμπάκι
Tympaki is located in Greece
Tympaki
Tympaki
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 35°04′N 24°46′E / 35.067°N 24.767°E / 35.067; 24.767Coordinates: 35°04′N 24°46′E / 35.067°N 24.767°E / 35.067; 24.767
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitHeraklion
MunicipalityFaistos
 • Municipal unit157.1 km2 (60.7 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
10,079
 • Municipal unit density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Community
 • Population5,746 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The town is located on the south coast, between Agia Galini and Matala, and has a population of about 5,700 people (10,000 for the municipal unit). In 2005, a major container harbour and free-trade zone had been rumored to be built in the area. As of January 2009, it appears the project has been canceled, in part due to the strong opposition from the local population.[4]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Tympaki Airport (1959-1997)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
15.9
(60.6)
17.5
(63.5)
20.5
(68.9)
24.5
(76.1)
28.6
(83.5)
31.6
(88.9)
31.6
(88.9)
28.7
(83.7)
24.9
(76.8)
21.1
(70.0)
17.5
(63.5)
23.2
(73.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.7
(53.1)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.4
(61.5)
20.6
(69.1)
24.8
(76.6)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
24.3
(75.7)
20.2
(68.4)
16.3
(61.3)
13.2
(55.8)
19.0
(66.1)
Average low °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
7.3
(45.1)
8.3
(46.9)
10.5
(50.9)
14.0
(57.2)
17.6
(63.7)
20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
17.9
(64.2)
14.9
(58.8)
11.7
(53.1)
9.2
(48.6)
13.3
(55.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 97.7
(3.85)
69.7
(2.74)
47.9
(1.89)
19.6
(0.77)
9.3
(0.37)
1.4
(0.06)
0.1
(0.00)
0.7
(0.03)
11.7
(0.46)
47.1
(1.85)
70.3
(2.77)
103.8
(4.09)
479.3
(18.88)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.9 9.3 6.8 4.0 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.0 4.5 6.8 12.0 57.8
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ [1][bare URL]
  5. ^ "Climatology Tympaki". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.