Crete · Population

Question: What is the population of Crete? Answer: Crete (Κρήτη), Greece (capital: Irákleion) - last known population is ≈ 623 100 (year 2011). This was 5.587% of total Greece population. In this year, Crete population density was 74.7 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (+0.47%/year), Crete population in 2024 would be: 662 452*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1981-1991] +0.66 %/year
[1991-2001] +1.03 %/year
[2001-2011] +0.47 %/year


GPS coordinates: 35.240117, 24.809269

Crete on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1981c, 1991c, 2001c, 2011c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Hellenic Statistical Authority
Wikipedia Gr. censuses
Statistical Yearbook of Greece 1994 PDF, 92 Mb !! p.52
Αποτελέσματα της απογραφής πληθυσμού - κατοικιών της 19ης Μαρτίου 1961 - Πληθυσμός κατά γεωγραφικάς και διοικητικάς υποδιαιρέσεις PDF, 159 Mb !!! p.46
Population - Demographic characteristics
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).