Kyperounta

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Kyperounta
Κυπερούντα
Kyperounta is located in Cyprus
Kyperounta
Kyperounta
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°56′29″N 32°58′9″E / 34.94139°N 32.96917°E / 34.94139; 32.96917Coordinates: 34°56′29″N 32°58′9″E / 34.94139°N 32.96917°E / 34.94139; 32.96917
Country  Cyprus
District Limassol District
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 1,497
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kyperounta (Κυπερούντα) is a village in Cyprus. It lies at an attitude of 1130-1300 meters and it is the third highest village in Cyprus. With a population in approximately 1,500 it can be called the head-village of Pitsilia. The village took its name from the plant Cyperus rotundus (kyperos). Kyperounda was established during the Byzantine period. At historical documents was called "Chiperonda."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2001

Other links[edit]

Newsreel dating from 1955 showing British soldiers rounding up villagers and searching the village for arms during the EOKA struggle. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=65841