Achna

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Achna
Achna is located in Cyprus
Achna
Achna
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°3′19″N 33°47′4″E / 35.05528°N 33.78444°E / 35.05528; 33.78444Coordinates: 35°3′19″N 33°47′4″E / 35.05528°N 33.78444°E / 35.05528; 33.78444
Country  Cyprus
 • District Famagusta District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Gazimağusa District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Achna (Greek: Άχνα; Turkish: Düzce) is an abandoned village in the Famagusta District of Cyprus. It is just north of the Buffer Zone and it is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus. After the 1974 Turkish invasion, its displaced inhabitants built a new village nearby.

Achna is known for its football club, Ethnikos Achna FC. Ethnikos Achna won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2006.

New village[edit]

The inhabitants of Achna built a provisional tent village in the Achna forest (Dasaki tis Achnas), some hundred meters away from their old village, and later started to build a new village, Dasaki Achnas, near the old location, within the confines of the Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area.[1]

Dasaki Achnas' population in 2011 was 2,087.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACHNA", Internal Displacement in Cyprus (PRIO Cyprus Centre), retrieved 4 October 2014 
  2. ^ "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service. Retrieved 12 October 2014.