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An island to the south of Greece.

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 8,300 square kilometres, a coastline of 1,040 kilometres, and a population of 500,000.

Principal cities: Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno.

See also: History of Crete, Geography of Crete

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