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Viannos (Greek: Βιάννος) is a municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. The municipality has an area of 221.539 km2 (85.537 sq mi).[2] Population 5,563 (2011). The seat of the municipality is in Ano Viannos.

Viannos

Βιάννος
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Viannos is located in Greece
Viannos
Viannos
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 35°03′N 25°25′E / 35.050°N 25.417°E / 35.050; 25.417Coordinates: 35°03′N 25°25′E / 35.050°N 25.417°E / 35.050; 25.417
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitHeraklion
Area
 • Municipality221.5 km2 (85.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
5,563
 • Municipality density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

In September 1943, German occupation forces inflicted heavy loss of life and property on the region of Viannos in reprisal for its support of the Cretan resistance.

In late July 2012, the area was hit by wildfires which caused severe damage in crops and livestock.[3]

ProvinceEdit

The province of Viannos (Greek: Επαρχία Βιάννου) was one of the provinces of the Heraklion Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Viannos, except a few villages that were part of the province Pediada.[4] It was abolished in 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  3. ^ Σε ύφεση η πυρκαγιά στη Βιάννο Ηρακλείου, Καθημερινή onLine, 31 Ιουλίου 2012
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)
 
Ano Viannos