Petra, Cyprus

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Petra

Petra is located in Cyprus
Petra
Petra
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 (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictNicosia District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictLefke District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
  2. ^ "PETRA". Internal displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 9 November 2014.