Kapouti

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Kapouti
Καπούτι/Καλό Χωρίο Μόρφου (Greek) Kalkanlı (Turkish)
Kapouti is located in Cyprus
Kapouti
Kapouti
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°14′40.76″N 33°2′22.32″E / 35.2446556°N 33.0395333°E / 35.2446556; 33.0395333Coordinates: 35°14′40.76″N 33°2′22.32″E / 35.2446556°N 33.0395333°E / 35.2446556; 33.0395333
Country De jure  Cyprus
De facto  Northern Cyprus
District De jure Nicosia District
De facto Güzelyurt District
Elevation 490 ft (150 m)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kapouti, also known as Kalo Chorio (Greek: Καπούτι / Καλό Χωριό, Turkish: Kalkanlı) is a village in Nicosia District, near Morphou and 32.5 kilometres north-west of the capital Lefkosia. The village is connected to Diorios, another village to the north.

Geography[edit]

To the south and south-west of the settlement the relief is soft and without significant hills. To the north, north-west and east it is full of hills, some as high as 290 metres. The river Aloupos, to the north of the village, and the Ovgos (Ovkos) to the south have eroded the landscape. The geology is dominated by the calcareous sandstones, sands, sandy marls, Kythrea Flysch and recent revived affairs of Olokainis of geological period. The types of soil developed in this region are terra roza, proschosigeni and kafkalles.

The main crops before the Turkish invasion of 1974 were citrus fruits, olives, oil, vegetables, veterinary surgeon plants and cereals. The south-western department of the village is influenced by the rich water-bearing layer of western mesaorias or Morfou. In 1966 in the region they have anorychthei enough drillings for the irrigation of 86 hectares (640 scales) of gardens of citrus fruits. To the north and east of the village is uncultivated landand in this grow scattered pines and bushy natural vegetation.

Demographics[edit]

The population of the village increased swiftly from 1881 up to 1973 largely because of its vicinity to the town of Morfou, in which a number of the residents of the village were employed, as well as in his fertile ground. In 1881 the village had 243 residents, increasing to 308 in 1891, 344 in 1901, 348 in 1911, 418 in 1921, 474 in 1931, 13 in 1946, 766 in 1960 and 933 in 1973 (according to research of Mr Charalambos Tterlikkas in 20/7/1974 it had 1126 residents).

Archaeology[edit]

To the south-west of the village and in its administrative limits is an archaeological area in the locality Toumpa of Skourou. Originally this village was more generally called Kapoutin, that it constituted parafthora the name [Kapoutsi], thing that means that the initial settlement had been created in the years France people. Moreover the village is found marked in old charts as Capuci. Also, called this, Our Latri reports the village that includes him in the list of mansions of fiefs that however later constituted the fortune of the royal family of Cyprus. In the 15th - 16th century is placed temporarily the construction of the first church of the village dedicated to Ayios Georgios (Saint George). Afterwards the refugees of Greek Cypriot residents of the village, that was eradicated because of the Turkish military invasion of 1974, in the village they were installed mainly Turkish Cypriots from Kato Arodes of province Pafou that gave him also the name Kalkanlı, that means shield.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Middle East Technical University-Northern Cyprus Campus is built on an area of 339 hectares (137 acres), next to Kalkanlı. Today, METU NCC is an excellent campus with its high-tech infrastructure, very modern education buildings and laboratories, the Cultural and Convention Center, Administration - Library - IT Center Complex, Cafeteria, Shopping Center, Student Association Rooms, Dormitories, Staff Housing, Fitness-Wellness Club, Post Office, Book Store, Health & Counseling Center, Sports Complex, and an outdoor swimming pool . The Campus is designed with all the necessary provisions to accommodate physically handicapped students to achieve their full potential. The district has been separated from Lefkoşa District.

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