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Ayios Thrysos
Ayios Thrysos
Gialousa is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°32′08″N 34°11′22″E / 35.53556°N 34.18944°E / 35.53556; 34.18944Coordinates: 35°32′08″N 34°11′22″E / 35.53556°N 34.18944°E / 35.53556; 34.18944
Country (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictFamagusta District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • Districtİskele District
 • MayorMesut Yıkıcı[2] (CTP)
 • Total1,774
 • Municipality

Gialousa (Greek: Γιαλούσα [from Αιγιαλούσα, meaning " Sea"]; Turkish: Yeni Erenköy) is a town in Cyprus, located on the Karpas Peninsula. Situated de jure in the Famagusta District of the Republic of Cyprus, Gialousa is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus, serving as a sub-district in the İskele District. In 2011, Gialousa had a population of 1,774.

In 1960, the town had 2,538 inhabitants, of whom only one was Turkish Cypriot, the rest being Greek Cypriot. In 1973 the population was 2,460, all Greek Cypriots. When the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces reached the town during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in August 1974, the Greek inhabitants could not move to the south of the island, which was controlled by the Republic of Cyprus. They left the village gradually because of restrictions on freedom of movement and education, and to reunite with family members who were taken as prisoners and ended up in the southern portion of the island after they were returned. In 1976, displaced Turkish Cypriots from the Kokkina exclave (Turkish Erenköy) were resettled in the village, and it was renamed "Yeni Erenköy" ("New Erenköy").[4]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Yialousa is twinned with:


  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
  2. ^ "Yenierenköy'de Mesut Yıkıcı işi bitirdi!". Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Yialousa (PRIO Cyprus Centre) Retrieved on 2011-06-19.
  5. ^ "Sincan - Twin Towns". © Retrieved 2013-10-20.