Larnakas tis Lapithou

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Λάρνακας Λαπήθου
Λάρνακας Λαπήθου is located in Cyprus
Λάρνακας Λαπήθου
Λάρνακας Λαπήθου
Coordinates: 35°18′32″N 33°08′24″E / 35.30889°N 33.14000°E / 35.30889; 33.14000Coordinates: 35°18′32″N 33°08′24″E / 35.30889°N 33.14000°E / 35.30889; 33.14000
Country  Cyprus
 • District Kyrenia District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Girne District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 375

Larnakas tis Lapithou (Greek: Λάρνακας της Λαπήθου; Turkish: Kozan) is a village in Cyprus, near the town of Lapithos. It is currently under occupation by Turkish troops after an invasion on the island of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974. Until 1911, Larnakas tis Lapithou had a Muslim minority. They are said to have had relocated to nearby Kampyli. In 1973, Larnakas tis Lapithou had an estimated population of 873, consisting entirely of Greek Cypriots. All became refugees in 1974 after the Turkish invasion. The original name of the village is Larnakas tis Lapithou and for its Greek Cypriots inhabitants who fled during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and scattered all over the south of Cyprus it will always remain so. But the village has changed drastically. It was renamed after 1974 to Kozan (in Turkish) and became home by displaced Turkish Cypriots from various villages in Paphos Districtfrom the south of Cyprus who moved there after 1974.[2]

Literature[edit]

  • Lisa Dikomitis: Cyprus and its Places of Desire. Cultures of Displacement Among Greek and Turkish Cypriot Refugees. I. B. Tauris, London/New York 2012, ISBN 978-1-84885-899-2.

References[edit]

  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 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "LARNAKAS TIS LAPITHOU". Internal displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2015.