Oroklini

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Oroklini
Voroklini
Oroklini is located in Cyprus
Oroklini
Oroklini
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°58′58″N 33°39′16″E / 34.98278°N 33.65444°E / 34.98278; 33.65444Coordinates: 34°58′58″N 33°39′16″E / 34.98278°N 33.65444°E / 34.98278; 33.65444
Country Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Government[1]
 • Type Community
 • Council president Chrysostomos Parpounas
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 6,134
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.voroklini.org/

Oroklini (Greek: Ορόκλινη), or less commonly Voroklini (Βορόκληνη), is a village in Larnaca District, Cyprus, to the north-east of Larnaca. Its population in 2011 was 6,134.

Oroklini lake is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and was subject to a three-year project starting in January 2012 to bring the lake to ″favourable conservation status″. Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and the spur-winged lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) were the main target species along with fifty-eight bird species that migrate through, or overwinter within the SPA.[3] The shallow salt lakes are also home to greater flamingo.

There are several deserted chapels in the area next to the mountainside.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Council", Community Council of Voroklini, retrieved 16 March 2016 
  2. ^ "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, retrieved 16 March 2016 
  3. ^ "Aim of the Project". Life Oroklini Project. Retrieved 16 March 2016.