Kato Polemidia

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This article is about the municipality. For the community, see Pano Polemidia.
Kato Polemidia
  • Κάτω Πολεμίδια (Greek)
  • Aşağı Binatlı  (Turkish)
Kato Polemidia is located in Cyprus
Kato Polemidia
Kato Polemidia
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°41′58″N 32°59′49″E / 34.69944°N 32.99694°E / 34.69944; 32.99694Coordinates: 34°41′58″N 32°59′49″E / 34.69944°N 32.99694°E / 34.69944; 32.99694
Country  Cyprus
District Limassol District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 22,369
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.polemidiamunicipal.com.cy/
Concise presentation of Kato Polemidhia

Kato Polemidia (Greek: Κάτω Πολεμίδια; Turkish: Aşağı Binatlı) is a municipality of Cyprus, located in the district of Limassol. It has a population of 22,369 according to the 2011 census.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 1960 Census, there were 1286 Greek Cypriots and 982 Turkish Cypriots in Kato Polemidia.

During the years of Cypriot intercommunal violence and after the collapse of the bicommunal structure of the Republic of Cyprus, Richard Patrick wrote that the village, along with Pano Polemidia, were exceptional in that they remained accessible to the Greek Cypriot population and the Greek Cypriot National Guard. The National Guard co-existed with the fighters of the Turkish Resistance Organization, which were open with regards to their existence, but were tolerated by the National Guard so long as they did not carry weaponry. In 1974, following the ultra-nationalist Greek coup and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the population of the village fled to the Akrotiri British Base. Some of the population then fled secretly to Northern Cyprus, but most were transferred in 1975 and resettled in Morphou. The village was repopulated by displaced Greek Cypriots from the north, who initially filled up the homes of Turkish Cypriots. As more refugees came in, they were allocated self-housing schemes in the village.[2]

Sports[edit]

The Turkish Cypriot football club Binatlı Yılmaz S.K., now based in Morphou, was founded in 1940. As of 2015, the club is playing in Cyprus Turkish Football Association (CTFA) K-PET 1st League.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Πληθυσμός που καταγράφηκε κατά φύλο, ηλικία, επαρχία, δήμο/κοινότητα και ενορία (XLS). Απογραφή πληθυσμού 2011 (in Greek). Nicosia: Στατιστική Υπηρεσία Κυπριακή Δημοκρατίας. 1 October 2011. Sheet Γ1. 
  2. ^ "POLEMIDIA KATO". PRIO Cyprus Displacement Center. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Northern Cyprus Association of Football Clubs