Kalo Chorio (Çamlıköy)

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Çamlıköy Lefke
Çamlıköy Lefke (Turkish); Kalo_Chorio Λεύκα (Greek)
Orange monument in Lefka town center, representing its rich orange groves
Orange monument in Lefka town center, representing its rich orange groves
Çamlıköy Lefke is located in Cyprus
Çamlıköy Lefke
Çamlıköy Lefke
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°6′48″N 32°51′4″E / 35.11333°N 32.85111°E / 35.11333; 32.85111Coordinates: 35°6′48″N 32°51′4″E / 35.11333°N 32.85111°E / 35.11333; 32.85111
Country de jure  Cyprus
de facto  Northern Cyprus
District de jure Nicosia District
de facto Güzelyurt District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Çamlıköy is a village located on the northern foothills of the Troodos mountains, four kilometers south of Gemikonağı Coast and only two kilometers east of the Lefke Town Centre. Since the Cyprus Mines Corporations at Lefke ceased its operations after the 1974 war, many people from the region migrated to cities or abroad. The 2006 census puts the village’s population at 255, less than half of its population in 1973.

Lefka is a town in Northern Cyprus, overlooking Morphou Bay. It is located in the Nicosia District, under the control of the Güzelyurt District of the self declared state of Northern Cyprus which is recognized only by Turkey. In 1997 Lefka had 6,000 inhabitants. The town is the site of the European University of Lefke.

During the Venetian period in Cyprus, Lefka was dominated by Catholics of Italian descent. Turks migrated to Lefka during Ottoman rule. It is also the residence of Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi, spiritual head of the Haqqani branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order.

Asil Nadir and Nil Burak were born in Lefka.

Places of interest[edit]

Landscape in Lefka: The town is home to many palm trees

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Lefka is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bergama - Twin Towns". © Bergama-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Malatya - Twin Towns". © Malatya-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Silifke - Twin Towns". © Silifke-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Lefke Belediyesi Kardeş Şehir". © Elmadağ-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-20.