Stroumpi

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Stroumpi or Stroumbi is a small village in central Paphos District, Cyprus, and halfway between Paphos and Polis. The name of the village is said to derive from its founder, a man called "Stroumpos", or the shape of the surrounding hills (stroumpoula, meaning "rounded"). The village is known for its annual "Dionysia" wine festival named after Dionysos, the ancient Greek god of wine, that takes place at the end of August.[1] A now-defunct "Dionysos" volleyball team was based in Stroumpi and played in the Cypriot top league.

A 6.0 earthquake in 1953 destroyed the original settlement at Stroumpi, killing many.[2] The village was rebuilt at a nearby location shortly after.

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  1. ^ Stenzel, Samantha (1999). Cyprus. Hunter Publishing. p. 127. ISBN 9783886181568. 
  2. ^ "Historic Earthquakes". Geological Survey Department of the Republic of Cyprus. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 34°53′N 32°29′E / 34.883°N 32.483°E / 34.883; 32.483