Pervolia

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Pervolia
Pervolia is located in Cyprus
Pervolia
Pervolia
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°49′51″N 33°34′42″E / 34.83083°N 33.57833°E / 34.83083; 33.57833Coordinates: 34°49′51″N 33°34′42″E / 34.83083°N 33.57833°E / 34.83083; 33.57833
Country  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,009
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pervolia (Greek: Περβόλια; Turkish: Bahçalar) is a village located in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, 16 km west of Larnaca.

History[edit]

In the very ancient years, Pervolia used to be the rest place for the Kings and the rich people of the area. Pervolia, was named after its abundant gardens, meaning the rich in production fields and the thousands of productive trees.

Pervolia used to belong to the royal family of the Lousinianians during the Frankish Period, which lasted from 1191 until 1489. The last owner of this period was Charles Louzinianos, who was persecuted by King Iacovos the Fatherless because he supported Queen Charlotte. King Iacovos removed the ownership of Pervolia from Charles by issuing a decree.

During the Venetian Period, Pervolia was sold to the Greek family of Podokatares and the last owner was Ektoras Podokatoras (period 1489 – 1571).

Population[edit]

Countryside around Pervolia village

In 1881, the residents of the village were 375. In 1960, the residents of Pervolia were 734, in 1993 they were 1144 and in the recording of 2001 they had reached 1920. In the summer, the village changes appearance since it is flooded by thousands of local and foreign visitors whereas more than five thousand people move around the village on a daily basis.

The Tower of Regina[edit]

At Pervolia you can see also the famous tower of Regina

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT). 17 April 2014.