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Irakleio, Attica

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains.
Iraklio, is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. Heraklio is divided into three parts, Palaio Heraklio and Neo Heraklio and Ano Heraklio. There are several main roads in town including one linking Pefki and Kifissia. The main street which accesses to the Olympic Stadium is to the east and Veikou Avenue is also to its east. It had population of 45,926 and density of 9,872 per square kilometers as recorded in 2001. The total area is 4.65 square kilometers. The earthquake of September 7, 1999 affected the area but caused minor damages.
The industrial development in Iraklio municipality has been a determining factor for its economic growth and population and although the industry is losing force in the last decades, the might of the sector services continues attracting new inhabitants in the city.
Iraklio is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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