Location Coordinates 39°31′N 22°21′E / 39.517°N 22.35°ECoordinates: 39°31′N 22°21′E / 39.517°N 22.35°E Government Country: Greece Region: Thessaly Regional unit: Larissa Municipality: Kileler Population statistics (as of 2001) Municipal unit - Population: 3,274 - Area: 205 km2 (79 sq mi) - Density: 16 /km2 (41 /sq mi) Other Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3) Elevation (center): 120 m (394 ft) Auto: ΡΙ
Krannonas (Greek: Κραννώνας), ancient Crannon (Ancient Greek: Κραννών), is a village and a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kileler, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located southwest of the regional capital Larissa. Its 2001 population was 104 for the village, 185 for the community and 3,274 for the municipal unit. The seat of the municipality was Agioi Anargyroi. It is located north of Farsala and NNE of Palamas and Karditsa.
The municipal unit boundaries extend as far south as the Fyllio Mountains where its highest point is 533 m, as far north as Koilada and Larissa and as far east as Nikaia. In the west it borders the Karditsa peripheral unit.
Crannon was the site of the decisive battle of the Lamian War between Macedon and Athens with its allies.
The municipal unit Krannonas is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
- Agioi Anargyroi (Agioi Anargyroi, Mesorrachi)
- Agios Georgios
- Krannonas (Krannonas, Kampos)
- Kyparissos (Kyparissos, Agia Paraskevi)
- Mavrovouni (Mavrovouni, Krya Vrysi)
- Mikro Vouno
- Vounaina (Vounaina, Ano Vounaina)
Krannonas has a church and a square. Its nearest school and high school are in Agioi Anargyroi.
Municipality of AgiaAgia (seat) • Evrymenes • Lakereia • MelivoiaMunicipality of ElassonaElassona (seat) • Antichasia • Karya • Livadi • Olympos • Potamia • Sarantaporo • Tsaritsani • VerdikousaMunicipality of FarsalaMunicipality of KilelerNikaia (seat) • Armenio • Krannonas • PlatykamposMunicipality of LarissaMunicipality of TempiMunicipality of Tyrnavos• LarissaCategories:
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- Ancient Greek cities
- Populated places in Larissa (peripheral unit)
- Thessaly geography stubs
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