, Ottoman Turkish
: خانيه Hanya
) is the second largest city of Crete
and the capital of the Chania
regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno
and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion
.The official population of the municipal unit (the former municipality) is 53,910, while the municipality has 108,642 inhabitants (2011). This consists of the city of Chania and several other towns and villages.