Dikomo

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Dikomo

village
Dikomo is located in Cyprus
Dikomo
Dikomo
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°16′2″N 33°19′30″E / 35.26722°N 33.32500°E / 35.26722; 33.32500Coordinates: 35°16′2″N 33°19′30″E / 35.26722°N 33.32500°E / 35.26722; 33.32500
Country Cyprus
 • DistrictKyrenia District
Country (controlled by) Northern Cyprus
 • DistrictGirne District
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorYuksel Celebi
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total3,969
 • Municipality
9,120
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
WebsiteTurkish Cypriot municipality

Dikomo (Greek: Δίκωμο; Turkish: Dikmen) is a town in Cyprus, located about halfway between Nicosia and Kyrenia. De facto, it is under the control of Northern Cyprus.

The town consists of two parts:

Dikomo is first mentioned in sources in a chronicle by Neophytos the Recluse on a raid on Cyprus in 1155/56. It was close to the site of a battle between the Byzantine forces and the forces of Raynald of Châtillon, who had landed in Kyrenia and further advanced to Nicosia.[2]

Famous locals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF), TRNC State Planning Organization, 6 August 2013, p. 20, archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-06
  2. ^ Papacostas, Tasos (2012). "Byzantine Nicosia: 650-1191". In Michaelides, D. (ed.). Historic Nicosia. Nicosia: Rimal Publications. p. 84.