|Country||De jure Cyprus
De facto Northern Cyprus
|District||De jure Nicosia District
De facto Lefkoşa District
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
It was the site of intensive fighting during the Turkish invasion in 1974. Gerolakkos is immediately to the north of the ceasefire line, later known as the Green line, separating Northern Cyprus from the rest of the country.
Nowadays the town has a population of over 5 thousand people, most of whom have been moved there from other parts of Cyprus since the invasion of 1974. It is also the site of Nicosia International Airport, which has been closed since 1974 as it is in the UN buffer zone. Nowadays Nicosia Airport is the headquarters of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
- KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census], TRNC State Planning Organization, 6 August 2013, p. 17
- Henn, Francis (2004). A business of some heat: the United Nations force in Cyprus before and during the 1974 Turkish Invasion. Pen & Sword. p. 550. ISBN 978-1-84415-081-6.
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