Crete

Crete is the largest of the islands and is the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea - after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. It is located between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea, south of the .
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is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of . Photo: Llez, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the four regional units of Crete; it covers the westernmost quarter of the island. Photo: Sergio Alvarez, CC BY-SA 2.0.

or Iraklio is the major city and capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Photo: Tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a beautiful port town on the northwest coast of Crete, with an atmosphere reflecting its Venetian and Turkish past. Photo: Tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is a regional unit on the island Crete in . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the four regional units of Crete, . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Crete

Latitude of center
35.1667° or 35° 10' north
Longitude of center
25° or 25° east
Population
623,000
Elevation
629 metres (2064 feet)
Geo­Names ID
258764

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Kreta
  • Albanian: Kreta
  • Albanian: Kretë
  • Amharic: ቀርጤስ
  • Amharic: ክሬታ
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Κρήτα
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Κρήτη
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Κρῆται
  • Arabic: Krete
  • Arabic: أقريطش
  • Arabic: إقريطش
  • Arabic: جزيرة كريت
  • Arabic: كريت
  • Armenian: Կրետե
  • Armenian: Կրետէ
  • Asturian: Creta
  • Azerbaijani: Krit
  • Balinese: Kréta
  • Basque: Kreta
  • Belarusian: Востраў Крыт
  • Belarusian: Крыт
  • Bengali: ক্রিট
  • Bosnian: Kreta
  • Bosnian: Krit
  • Breton: Kreta
  • Breton: Kretat
  • Breton: Kretia
  • Bulgarian: Крит
  • Catalan: Creta
  • Catalan: Cretencs
  • Catalan: Illa de Creta
  • Cebuano: Crete
  • Central Kurdish: کریت
  • Chinese: Crete
  • Chinese: 克里特
  • Chinese: 克里特人
  • Chinese: 克里特大区
  • Chinese: 克里特岛
  • Chinese: 克里特島
  • Chinese: 革哩底
  • Chuvash: Крит
  • Corsican: Creta
  • Croatian: Kreta
  • Czech: Kriti
  • Czech: Kréta
  • Danish: Kreta
  • Dimli (individual language): Girit
  • Dutch: Candia
  • Dutch: Creta
  • Dutch: Kirid
  • Dutch: Kreta
  • Dutch: Kretenzer
  • Eastern Mari: Крит
  • Egyptian Arabic: كريت
  • Esperanto: Insulo Kreto
  • Esperanto: Kreto
  • Estonian: Kreeta
  • Estonian: Kreeta saar
  • Faroese: Kreta
  • Finnish: Kreeta
  • French: Candie
  • French: Crète
  • Galician: Creta
  • Galician: Illa de Creta
  • Georgian: კრეტა
  • German: Creta
  • German: Girit
  • German: Kreta
  • German: Kriti
  • Gothic: 𐌺𐍂𐌴𐍄𐌰
  • Greek: Kríti
  • Greek: Κρήτη
  • Gujarati: ક્રેટ
  • Hebrew: כריתים
  • Hebrew: כרתים
  • Hebrew: מחוז כרתים
  • Hindi: क्रीट
  • Hindi: क्रीत
  • Hungarian: Kréta
  • Hungarian: Κρήτη
  • Icelandic: Krít
  • Ido: Kriti
  • Indonesian: Crete
  • Indonesian: Kreta
  • Indonesian: Krete
  • Indonesian: Pulau Kreta
  • Indonesian: Pulau Krete
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Creta
  • Interlingue: Creta
  • Irish: An Chréit
  • Italian: Creta
  • Italian: isola di Creta
  • Japanese: クリート島
  • Japanese: クレタ
  • Japanese: クレタ島
  • Japanese: クレータ
  • Japanese: クレータ島
  • Javanese: Kreta
  • Kannada: ಕ್ರೀಟ್
  • Kazakh: Крит
  • Kirghiz: Крит
  • Korean: 크레타
  • Korean: 크레타 섬
  • Korean: 크레타 지역
  • Korean: 크레테
  • Korean: 크레테 섬
  • Korean: 크리티
  • Korean: 크리티 섬
  • Korean: 크리티 주
  • Korean: 크리티 지역
  • Kurdish: Kreta
  • Latin: Creta
  • Latvian: Krēta
  • Latvian: Krētas sala
  • Limburgan: Kreta
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Criti
  • Lithuanian: Kreta
  • Lithuanian: Kretos periferija
  • Lombard: Creta
  • Low German: Kreta
  • Lower Sorbian: Kreta
  • Luxembourgish: Kreta
  • Macedonian: Крит
  • Malagasy: Kreta
  • Malagasy: Krity
  • Malay: Crete
  • Malay: Kriti
  • Malayalam: ക്രീറ്റ്
  • Marathi: क्रीट
  • Min Dong Chinese: Gáik-lī-dī
  • Min Nan Chinese: Crete
  • Min Nan Chinese: Kriti
  • Mingrelian: კრეტა
  • Moroccan Arabic: كريت
  • Northern Frisian: Kreeta
  • Norwegian: Kreta
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kreta
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kretar
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kreter
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kríti
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Candia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Creta
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Crete
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Girit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kreta
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kriti
  • Occitan (post 1500): Creta
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܩܪܛܐ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܩܪܝܛܐ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܩܪܝܛܝ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Creto
  • Ossetian: Крит
  • Persian: جزیرهٔ کرت
  • Persian: جزیره کرت
  • Persian: کرت
  • Persian: کریت
  • Polish: Kreta
  • Pontic: Κρήτη
  • Portuguese: Creta
  • Portuguese: Cretense
  • Portuguese: Ilha de Creta
  • Pushto: کرت
  • Quechua: Creta
  • Quechua: Kriti
  • Romanian: Creta
  • Romanian: Insula Creta
  • Russian: Крит
  • Rusyn: Крета
  • Sardinian: Creta
  • Saterfriesisch: Kreta
  • Scots: Crete
  • Serbian: Крета
  • Serbian: Крит
  • Serbo-Croatian: Krit
  • Sicilian: Creta
  • Sicilian: Crita
  • Silesian: Kreta
  • Sinhala: ක්‍රෙටේ
  • Slovak: Kréta
  • Slovenian: Kreta
  • South Azerbaijani: کرت
  • Spanish: Candia
  • Spanish: Creta
  • Spanish: Cretense
  • Spanish: Isla de Creta
  • Swahili: Krete
  • Swedish: Kreta
  • Swedish: Kretaner
  • Swiss German: Kreta
  • Tagalog: Creta
  • Tamil: கிரீட்
  • Tatar: Крит
  • Telugu: క్రీట్
  • Thai: Crete
  • Thai: ครีต
  • Thai: เกาะครีต
  • Thai: เกาะครีท
  • Tosk Albanian: Kreta
  • Tsonga: Crete
  • Turkish: Crete
  • Turkish: Girid
  • Turkish: Girit
  • Turkish: Girit Adası
  • Ukrainian: Крит
  • Ukrainian: критяни
  • Ukrainian: периферія Крит
  • Upper Sorbian: Kreta
  • Urdu: اقریطش
  • Urdu: جزیرہ کریٹ
  • Urdu: کریٹ
  • Uzbek: Krit
  • Venetian: Candia
  • Venetian: Creta
  • Venetian: Càndia
  • Vietnamese: Crete
  • Vietnamese: Kríti
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Crete
  • Waray (Philippines): Krete
  • Welsh: Creta
  • Welsh: Crete
  • Western Armenian: Կրետէ
  • Western Frisian: Kreta
  • Western Panjabi: کریٹ
  • Wu Chinese: 克里特岛
  • Yue Chinese: 克里特
  • Zeeuws: Kreta
  • Krît

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