Kalo Chorio (Çamlıköy)
|Çamlıköy Lefke (Turkish); Kalo_Chorio Λεύκα (Greek)|
Orange monument in Lefka town center, representing its rich orange groves
|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.
Places of interest
- Soli - Ancient city founded in the 600s BC.
- Vouni Palace - On a cliff top 9 kilometres (6 miles) west of Gemikonagi, and 250 metres (820 feet) above sea level.
- Tomb of Piri Osman Pasha
- Storehouse from the British Period
- European University of Lefke
- Visiting Sheikh Nazim
Twin towns – Sister cities
Lefka is twinned with:
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