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Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.

Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once the center of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.

Location               Eastern Mediterranean
Coordinates        35.21°N 24.91°ECoordinates: 35.21°N 24.91°E
Area                       8,303 km2 (3,206 sq mi)
Area rank              89
Highest elevation     2,456 m (8,058 ft)
Highest point             Mount Ida



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