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View of the Turkish Cypriot village of Galinoporni/Kaleburnu in 2016
View of the Turkish Cypriot village of Galinoporni/Kaleburnu in 2016
Galinoporni is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°31′21″N 34°18′07″E / 35.52250°N 34.30194°E / 35.52250; 34.30194Coordinates: 35°31′21″N 34°18′07″E / 35.52250°N 34.30194°E / 35.52250; 34.30194
Country  Cyprus
 • District Famagusta District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District İskele District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 333

Galinoporni (Greek: Γαληνόπορνη; Turkish: Kaleburnu) is a Turkish Cypriot village in Cyprus, located on the southern side of the Karpas Peninsula. Galinoporni is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus. As of 2011, it had a population of 333. The village has a steady population but is also inhabited in the summer months by villagers who emigrated to the United Kingdom as a result of the Cyprus Dispute. The main religion is Islam though there are Christian sites of interest nearby. Cypriot Turkish is the most commonly spoken dialect, though most inhabitants can speak and understand both Turkish and Greek.

The surroundings of the village host two bronze age sites: in Kraltepe the remains of a palace have been excavated, whose dwellers had trade contacts with the eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea around 1200 BC.[2] In Nitovikla there is a fortress dating back to 1500 BC, whose citadel has been erected in the style of the Hittitian fortress of Boğazköy in Anatolia.[2] Moreover, in Avtepe there is an important group of caves.


  1. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-06. 
  2. ^ a b Braun, Ralph-Raymond (2009). Zypern (in German). Erlangen: Michael Müller. p. 379-81. ISBN 9783899534184.