Kornokipos

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Kornokipos
Κορνόκηπος (Greek) Görneç (Turkish)
Kornokipos is located in Cyprus
Kornokipos
Kornokipos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°16′57″N 33°34′22″E / 35.28250°N 33.57278°E / 35.28250; 33.57278Coordinates: 35°16′57″N 33°34′22″E / 35.28250°N 33.57278°E / 35.28250; 33.57278
Country De jure  Cyprus
De facto  Northern Cyprus
District De jure Famagusta District
De facto Gazimağusa District
Population
 • Total 500
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kornokipos (Greek: Κορνόκηπος, Turkish: Görneç) is a village in the Famagusta District in Cyprus, located on the south eastern side of the Kyrenia Mountains. The village name is thought to mean "Beautiful Garden" in ancient Greek. It is since the Ottoman times in Cyprus an exclusively Turkish Cypriot village and remains so today. In 1960, it had a population of 292 and in 1973 a population of 315.[1] It currently has a population of around 500.

The village was held temporarily by (Greek) Cypriot soldiers in 1974 after the Turkish army's invasion on the 20th of July 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ kypros.org