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Administrative Region : Crete
Regional unit : Heraklion


Agia Varvara (Greek: Αγία Βαρβάρα) is a village and a former municipality in the Heraklion peripheral unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortyna, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 5,310 (2001). The village lies at an altitude of about 580 meters and has 2115 inhabitants.

Agia Varvara lies on the busy north-south line from Heraklion on the south coast of the island towards the centre.

Division of the former municipality


Prinias is a mountain village (alt.. 610 m) 25 km SW of Heraklion. There are documnets about the village from the Venetian period and from a 1617 document of the Osmanic Empire

Prinias was 1881 part of the province Maleviziou and the municipality Krousonas with a population 225. In the year 1900 the population was 348. In 1920 Prinias was an independent community.



^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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