Sites & cities that bear the name of Chania


Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : ca. 18th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : ku-do-ni-ja, Kydonia, Cydonia, Apollonia?, Ἀπολλωνία?, Χανιά, Canea, خانيه‎, Hanya

Description : Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion. The official population of the municipal unit (the former municipality) is 53,910, while the municipality has 108,642 inhabitants (2011). This consists of the city of Chania and several other towns and villages, including Kounoupidiana (pop. 8,620), Mournies (pop. 7,614), Souda (pop. 6,418), Nerokouros (pop. 5,531), Daratsos (pop. 4,732), Perivolia (pop. 3,986), Galatas (pop. 3,166) and Aroni (pop. 3,003).

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