Agios Athanasios, Cyprus

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Agios Athanasios

Άγιος Αθανάσιος
Concise presentation of Ayios Athanasios
Concise presentation of Ayios Athanasios
Agios Athanasios is located in Cyprus
Agios Athanasios
Agios Athanasios
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°42′31″N 33°03′01″E / 34.70861°N 33.05028°E / 34.70861; 33.05028Coordinates: 34°42′31″N 33°03′01″E / 34.70861°N 33.05028°E / 34.70861; 33.05028
Country Cyprus
DistrictLimassol District
Government
 • MayorMarinos Kyriakou
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total14,341
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.agiosathanasios.org.cy/

Agios Athanasios (Greek: Άγιος Αθανάσιος) is an independent municipality of Cyprus located in the Limassol District. Located 3km (1.86 mi) away from the district's capital, Limassol, and named after the Athanasius of Alexandria, it functions as a suburb of the city.

History[edit]

Agios Athanasios was founded as a minor agricultural settlement and followed a huge refugee immigration boom after the 1974 Turkish invasion. It is estimated that around 6,000 refugees are settled in the city. The municipality serves as the industrial area of the Limassol District.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1986 - 1996: Phidias Diamantis
  • 1996 - 2016: Kyriakos Chatzittofi
  • 2016 - Present: Marinos Kyriakou

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