Kornokipos

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Kornokipos
Κορνόκηπος (Greek) Görneç (Turkish)
Kornokipos is located in Cyprus
Kornokipos
Kornokipos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°16′57″N 33°34′22″E / 35.28250°N 33.57278°E / 35.28250; 33.57278Coordinates: 35°16′57″N 33°34′22″E / 35.28250°N 33.57278°E / 35.28250; 33.57278
Country  Cyprus
 • District Famagusta District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Gazimağusa District
Population
 • Total 500
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kornokipos (Greek: Κορνόκηπος, Turkish: Görneç) is a village in the Famagusta District in Cyprus, located on the south eastern side of the Kyrenia Mountains. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.

The village name is thought to mean "Beautiful Garden" in ancient Greek. It is since the Ottoman times in Cyprus an exclusively Turkish Cypriot village and remains so today. In 1960, it had a population of 292 and in 1973 a population of 315.[1] It currently has a population of around 500.

The village was held temporarily by (Greek) Cypriot soldiers in 1974 after the Turkish army's invasion on the 20th of July 1974.

Sports[edit]

Turkish Cypriot Görneç Sports Club was founded in 1982; as of 2015, it competes in Cyprus Turkish Football Association (CTFA) K-PET 1st League.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ kypros.org
  2. ^ Northern CyprusAssociation of Football Clubs