Paphos District

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Coordinates: 34°50′N 32°35′E / 34.833°N 32.583°E / 34.833; 32.583

Map of Cyprus showing Paphos district.

Pafos District (Greek: Επαρχία Πάφου, Turkish: Baf kazası) is one of the six districts of Cyprus and it is situated in the western part of Cyprus. Its main town and capital is Pafos. The entire district is controlled by the internationally recognized government of Cyprus. There are four municipalities in Paphos District: Paphos, Yeroskipou, Peyia, and Polis Chrysochous.

The area of the district is 1,396 km², which constitutes the 15.1% of the total area of the island, and the population in 2011 was 90,295.[1] Its coastal area is characterized by gulfs and coves, capes and points, beaches and tiny isles. The district can be divided into three morphological regions: the coastal plain, lying mainly below 200 metres, the hilly area extending from plain up to the igneous rocks of Paphos forest and the mountainous region, lying mainly on the igneous rocks of the Paphos forest. North-west of the District is the Akamas peninsula which contains a national park where the green sea turtle is a protected animal.

Settlements[edit]

According to Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus per the Statistical Service of Cyprus (2015), Paphos District has 4 municipalities and 121 communities.[2] Municipalities are written with bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Service - Population and Social Conditions - Population - Announcements - LATEST FIGURES: POPULATION OF CYPRUS, 2007". www.mof.gov.cy. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus per the Statistical Service of Cyprus, 2015". Statistical Service of Cyprus. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-08-04.