Petra, Cyprus

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Petra is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°06′31″N 32°54′28″E / 35.10861°N 32.90778°E / 35.10861; 32.90778Coordinates: 35°06′31″N 32°54′28″E / 35.10861°N 32.90778°E / 35.10861; 32.90778
Country  Cyprus
 • District Nicosia District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District Lefke District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Petra (Greek: Πέτρα; Turkish: Petre or Taşköy) is a former village in Cyprus, now uninhabited and largely destroyed. It is located east of the town of Lefka and just north the Green Line. De facto, Petra is under the control of Northern Cyprus.

Petra had a mixed Greek and Turkish Cypriot population with a Greek Cypriot majority. Some of the village has been used as a military camp.[1]


  1. ^ "PETRA". Internal displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 9 November 2014.