Prodromos, Cyprus

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Prodromos
Πρόδρομος
Village
A view of the village in January 2015
A view of the village in January 2015
Prodromos is located in Cyprus
Prodromos
Prodromos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°56′59″N 32°49′50″E / 34.94972°N 32.83056°E / 34.94972; 32.83056Coordinates: 34°56′59″N 32°49′50″E / 34.94972°N 32.83056°E / 34.94972; 32.83056
Country  Cyprus
District Limassol District
Elevation 1,380 m (4,530 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 102
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 4840
Website http://www.prodromos.org.cy/

Prodromos (Greek: Πρόδρομος) is the highest village in Cyprus at 1,380 metres (4,530 ft) above sea level. It is the island's main centre for winter sport, with three ski slopes located on nearby Mount Olympus. The village is part of the Limassol District. The number of inhabitants has decreased steadily over the years; by the 2011 census there were only 123 permanent residents, although there are over 240 residences that are temporarily occupied, mostly during the summer and other holidays.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Prodromos is named after John the Baptist, whose title in Greek Orthodoxy is Prodromos meaning 'the Forerunner [to Christ]'.

Climate[edit]

Prodromos experiences a Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa) with warm to hot, dry summers and cool to cold, very wet winters.

Climate data for Prodromos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
10.3
(50.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.5
(68.9)
25.0
(77)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
24.4
(75.9)
19.6
(67.3)
12.8
(55)
8.0
(46.4)
17.1
(62.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
3.5
(38.3)
6.6
(43.9)
10.7
(51.3)
15.8
(60.4)
20.1
(68.2)
23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.6)
19.6
(67.3)
15.4
(59.7)
9.5
(49.1)
5.3
(41.5)
13.0
(55.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
0.3
(32.5)
2.8
(37)
6.3
(43.3)
11.1
(52)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
18.2
(64.8)
14.9
(58.8)
11.3
(52.3)
6.2
(43.2)
2.5
(36.5)
9.0
(48.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 133.4
(5.252)
123.6
(4.866)
82.3
(3.24)
56.9
(2.24)
26.0
(1.024)
40.0
(1.575)
12.1
(0.476)
10.0
(0.394)
9.5
(0.374)
24.0
(0.945)
102.5
(4.035)
169.7
(6.681)
790.1
(31.106)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 12.4 11.2 9.8 6.7 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.7 1.4 3.5 7.4 11.2 70.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.2 150.8 195.3 231.0 275.9 315.0 328.6 310.0 255.0 220.1 165.0 136.4 2,713.3
Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LIVING QUARTERS, HOUSEHOLDS AND POPULATION ENUMERATED BY DISTRICT,MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND POSTAL CODE (1.10.2011), Cyprus Statistical Service. http://www.cystat.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/populationcondition_22main_en/populationcondition_22main_en?OpenForm&sub=2&sel=2
  2. ^ "Meteorological Service - Climatological and Meteorological Reports". 

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