Dromolaxia

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Dromolaxia
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Hala Sultan Tekke and Salt Lake
Dromolaxia is located in Cyprus
Dromolaxia
Dromolaxia
Coordinates: 34°53′N 33°35′E / 34.883°N 33.583°E / 34.883; 33.583Coordinates: 34°53′N 33°35′E / 34.883°N 33.583°E / 34.883; 33.583
Country Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,064
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website dromolaxia-meneou.com.cy

Dromolaxia (Greek: Δρομολαξιά; Turkish: Mormenekşe) is a village near Larnaca International Airport, in Larnaca District, Cyprus. In 2011, it had a population of 5,064.

History[edit]

It has been a settlement since the Middle Bronze Age.[2][additional citation(s) needed]

Dromolaxia Vizatzia was "a Late Cypriote city".[3] Archaeological excavations in 1972, a few hundred meters West of Hala Sultan Tekke (by E. Åström and A. Hatziantoniou) pointed to a settlement dating "from Middle Cypriote III to Late Cypriote I but also from Late Cypriote IIC to IIIA and later".[3]

Football team[edit]

Dromolaxia's football team is Thyella and has been in the 4th division. Due to economical and political reasons, the community president decided to withdraw the team from the league. It has been suggested that the team be merged with Salamina Dromolaxias, the team of the refugees who came to Dromolaxia in 1974 due to the Turkish invasion.

References[edit]

  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, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20 
  2. ^ According to chart on the wall in exhibit room number 1 at the Larnaca District Museum
  3. ^ a b New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010

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