Prodromos, Cyprus

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Prodromos
Πρόδρομος
Village
Prodromos is located in Cyprus
Prodromos
Prodromos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°56′59″N 32°49′50″E / 34.94972°N 32.83056°E / 34.94972; 32.83056Coordinates: 34°56′59″N 32°49′50″E / 34.94972°N 32.83056°E / 34.94972; 32.83056
Country  Cyprus
District Limassol District
Elevation 4,530 ft (1,380 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total 123
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 4840
Website http://www.prodromos.org.cy/

Prodromos (Greek: Πρόδρομος) is the main centre for winter sport in Cyprus with the island's three ski slopes located on nearby Mount Olympus. The village is part of the Limassol District. The number of inhabitants has decreased steadily over the years; by the 2011 census there were only 123 permanent residents, though there are over 240 residences that are only temporarily occupied, mostly during the summer and other holidays.[1] Prodromos is the village with the highest altitude in Cyprus at 1,380 metres (4,530 ft) above sea level.

Origins of name[edit]

Prodromos is named after John the Baptist, whose title in Greek Orthodoxy is Prodromos meaning 'the Forerunner [to Christ]'.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Prodromos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
10.3
(50.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.5
(68.9)
25.0
(77)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
24.4
(75.9)
19.6
(67.3)
12.8
(55)
8.0
(46.4)
17.1
(62.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
3.5
(38.3)
6.6
(43.9)
10.7
(51.3)
15.8
(60.4)
20.1
(68.2)
23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.6)
19.6
(67.3)
15.4
(59.7)
9.5
(49.1)
5.3
(41.5)
13.0
(55.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
0.3
(32.5)
2.8
(37)
6.3
(43.3)
11.1
(52)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
18.2
(64.8)
14.9
(58.8)
11.3
(52.3)
6.2
(43.2)
2.5
(36.5)
9.0
(48.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 133.4
(5.252)
123.6
(4.866)
82.3
(3.24)
56.9
(2.24)
26.0
(1.024)
40.0
(1.575)
12.1
(0.476)
10.0
(0.394)
9.5
(0.374)
24.0
(0.945)
102.5
(4.035)
169.7
(6.681)
790.1
(31.106)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 12.4 11.2 9.8 6.7 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.7 1.4 3.5 7.4 11.2 70.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.2 150.8 195.3 231.0 275.9 315.0 328.6 310.0 255.0 220.1 165.0 136.4 2,713.3
Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LIVING QUARTERS, HOUSEHOLDS AND POPULATION ENUMERATED BY DISTRICT,MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND POSTAL CODE (1.10.2011), Cyprus Statistical Service. http://www.cystat.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/populationcondition_22main_en/populationcondition_22main_en?OpenForm&sub=2&sel=2
  2. ^ "Meteorological Service - Climatological and Meteorological Reports". 

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