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Astromeritis is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333
Country  Cyprus
District Nicosia District
 • Type Community council
 • President Aris Constantinou
Elevation 520 ft (160 m)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,307
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 2722

Astromeritis (Greek: Αστρομερίτης, Turkish: Astromerit) is a large village in the Morphou Department of the Nicosia District of Cyprus. It is located 30 km (18.64 mi) from the capital Nicosia. By the 2001 census it had a total population of 2,361.

Green Line crossing[edit]

Astromeritis is the location of one of the six de facto crossings across the UN Buffer Zone between the area effectively controlled by the Republic of Cyprus and the Northern Cyprus. The town on the northern side of the border is Zodeia (Turkish: Bostancı). The crossing is only for vehicular traffic.

The crossing was opened on 31 August 2005.


  1. ^ "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, retrieved 2014-04-20