Rethymno

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Statistics
Capital: Rethymno
Area: 1,496 km˛
Elevation: Lowest: sea level
Highest: south-central part
Inhabitants: 69,290(1991)
Population density: 46.32/km˛(1991)
53.79/km˛
ISO 3166-2: GR-93
FIPS code: GR44
Car designation: PE
Code for the municipalities: -xx
Number of provinces: 4
Number of municipalities: 11
Number of independent communes: none
Area/distance code: 11-30-283x0 (0030-283x0)
Postal code 74x xx
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: RT
Map
Map showing Chania within Greece

Rethymno (IPA ) (Greek Ρέθυμνο), a city of approximately 30.000 people, is the capital of the prefecture of the same name in the island of Crete. It was built in antiquity, even though it has never been a big center. It was however strong enough to publish its own coins. One of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town.

Rethymno started growing again when the Venetian conquerors of the island wanted to have an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania. Today's old town (palia poli) is almost entirely built by Venetians.

It has a Venetian castle called the Fortetza which is the one of the best standing castles in Greece. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (St. Katherine's catholic church), the Great Gate (megali porta, Porta Guerra), the Piazza Rimondi (Rimmondi square) etc.

Today its main income is tourism, and it also is the base of the Philosophical school of the University of Crete. The countryside of the prefecture is also based economically on agriculture and herding. The village of Anogia is reported to have the highest fertility rate of the EU. Two other notable towns in the Rethymno prefecture are Spili and Agia Galini.

Famous inhabitants of the Rethymnon prefecture prefecture

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Anogio - Anogio 740 51 28340
Arkadi - Adele 741 00 28310-8
Foinikes - Myrthios 740 60 28320-3
Geropotamos - Perama 740 52 28340-2
Kouloukonas - Garazo 740 54 28320-4
Kourites - Fourfouras 740 62 28330-4
Lampi - Spili 740 66 28320-2
Lappa - Episkopi 740 55 28310-6
Nikiforou Foka - Athanatos Gonias 741 00 28310-3
Rethymno - Rethymno 741 00 28310-2 thru 9
Sivritos - Agia Fotini 740 61 28330-2

Communities

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