Neo Chorio, Nicosia

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Neo Chorio
Neo Chorio is located in Cyprus
Neo Chorio
Neo Chorio
Coordinates: 35°15′28″N 33°32′56″E / 35.25778°N 33.54889°E / 35.25778; 33.54889Coordinates: 35°15′28″N 33°32′56″E / 35.25778°N 33.54889°E / 35.25778; 33.54889
Country  Cyprus
 • District Nicosia District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Lefkoşa District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,334
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Neo Chorio (Greek: Νέο Χωριό (Κυθρέας); Turkish: Minareliköy) is village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, 2 km south of Kythrea. De facto, it is under the control of Northern Cyprus.

Until 1964, Neo Chorio had a mixed Greek- and Turkish Cypriot population with a Greek majority, when, amid the intercommunal violence, the Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of the village sought refuge in nearby Turkish Cypriot villages. During the 1974 Turkish invasion, the Greek Cypriots of Neo Chorio fled to the south of the island. Later, the Turkish Cypriots returned to the village. Today, it is also inhabited by many displaced Turkish Cypriots from the south, farmers from Turkey, and others.[2]


  1. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "NEO CHORIO". Internal displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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