Karavostasi

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Karavostasi
The jetty at Karavostasi
The jetty at Karavostasi
Karavostasi is located in Cyprus
Karavostasi
Karavostasi
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°8′11″N 32°50′2″E / 35.13639°N 32.83389°E / 35.13639; 32.83389Coordinates: 35°8′11″N 32°50′2″E / 35.13639°N 32.83389°E / 35.13639; 32.83389
Country  Cyprus
 • District Nicosia District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Lefke District
Government
 • Mukhtar Ahmet Ced
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,075

Karavostasi (Greek: Καραβοστάσι; Turkish: Gemikonağı) is a town in Cyprus, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Lefka. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.

Karavostasi is home to the port of Gemikonağı, which was historically used for exporting copper but is inactive since 1992.[2][3]

Before the conflict in Cyprus, Karavostasi had been a mixed village. Its name means "boat stop" in both Greek and Turkish.[4]

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  1. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.cypnet.co.uk/ncyprus/city/guzelyurt/lefke/lefke-web/cmc.htm
  3. ^ "Gemikonağı Limanı". TRNC Department of Ports. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Hardy, Sam. "Karavostasi (Gemikonagi), Cyprus". Then Dig! by the Architectural Research Facility of the University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 27 December 2016.