Angolemi

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Angolemi
Αγγολεμι (Greek) Taşpınar (Turkish)
A view from Angolemi
A view from Angolemi
Angolemi is located in Cyprus
Angolemi
Angolemi
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°7′4″N 32°56′51″E / 35.11778°N 32.94750°E / 35.11778; 32.94750Coordinates: 35°7′4″N 32°56′51″E / 35.11778°N 32.94750°E / 35.11778; 32.94750
Country de jure  Cyprus
de facto  Northern Cyprus
District de jure Nicosia District
de facto Güzelyurt District
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 212
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Angolemi (Greek: Αγγολεμι, Turkish: Taşpınar), is a village in Nicosia District, southwest of Morphou. It is administered as part of the Güzelyurt District of Northern Cyprus.

Etymology[edit]

The village is commonly known as Angolem among local people.

According to a suggestion, the name Angolemi is given by the Lusignans, after the town of Angoulême in France.[2][3] Some sources say that a knight from Angoulême lived in the village in the Middle Ages.[4]

Another suggestion says that the name is derived from the former Patriarch of Antioch, Pierre d'Angoulême.[5][6]

Architecture[edit]

The houses in the village are mainly made of adobe, while concrete ones are also present. The village has developed to the fields outside the village since early 2000s.[3][7]

Lots of houses are neglected and abandoned because of migration to Nicosia. There are unused vehicles in the streets.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The first information about the population of the village is from the time of Mahmud II.

Population by year
2006 212[1]
1996 245[8]
1960 222[8]
1946 208[9]
1831 25 (only men)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2006 Census
  2. ^ Charles Fraser Beckingham (1983). Between Islam and Christendom: travellers, facts, and legends in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, p. 356, Variorum Reprints. ISBN 978-0-86078-123-3.
  3. ^ a b c Lüzinyanlardan beri var olan bir köy: Taşpınar (Angolem) (A village which exists since the time of Lusingnans: Taşpınar (Kıbrıs)
  4. ^ Gunnis, Rupert (1956). Historic Cyprus: a guide to its towns and villages, monasteries and castles. Methuen.
  5. ^ Ahmet C. Gazioğlu (1994). Kıbrıs'ta Türkler, 1570-1878: 308 yıllık Türk dönemine yeni bir bakış, p. 116, Kıbrıs Araştırma ve Yayın Merkezi.
  6. ^ Nazım Beratlı (1993). Kıbrıslı Türklerin tarihi, p. 156, Galeri Kültür yayınları.
  7. ^ Angolemi at Google Earth
  8. ^ a b "Lefke Kasabası'nın Demografik ve Ekonomik Yapısı" (in Turkish). www.kibris.net. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Κυπροσ - Cyprus (612 villages, 9251,47 Km²)". agrino.org. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lefke Tarihinden bir kesit: 1831 Nüfus Sayımı - Osmanlı Egemenliğinde Lefke Kazası" (in Turkish). www.kibris.net. Retrieved February 3, 2010.