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Name LocalΗράκλειο
Image Skyline20090415 Hrakleio Krhth Limani Koules 1.jpg
Caption SkylineThe Venetian fortress of Rocca al Mare (1523 1540) guards the inner harbor of Heraklion.
City SealHeraklionGrypas.png
Population Urban156059
Area Urban24
Lat Deg35
Lat Min20
Lon Deg25
Lon Min8
Elevation Min0
Elevation Max33
Pop Municipality173450
Area Municipality20
DistrictsNea alikarnasos,Gazi
MayorIoannis Kourakis
DemonymHeraklian, Heraclian
Population As Of2001
Postal Code70x xx, 71x xx, 720 xx
Area Code2810
LicenceHK, HP

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Heraklion, or Heraclion ( -eliˈraklio) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is the 4th largest city in Greece.

Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion peripheral unit. The ruins of Knossos, which were excavated and restored by Arthur Evans, are nearby. The Heraklion International Airport is named after Nikos Kazantzakis.

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