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Gialousa is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°32′08″N 34°11′22″E / 35.53556°N 34.18944°E / 35.53556; 34.18944Coordinates: 35°32′08″N 34°11′22″E / 35.53556°N 34.18944°E / 35.53556; 34.18944
Country  Cyprus
 • District Famagusta District
Country (controlled by)  Northern Cyprus
 • District İskele District
 • Mayor Mesut Yıkıcı[1] (CTP)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,774
 • Municipality 5,627

Gialousa (Greek: Γιαλούσα [from Αιγιαλούσα, meaning "Holy Sea"]; Turkish: Yeni Erenköy) is a town on the Karpass Peninsula, in Cyprus. In 2011, it had a population of 1,774. Gialousa is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.

In 1960, the town had 2,538 inhabitants, of whom only one was Turkish Cypriot, the rest being Greek Cypriot. When the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces reached the town in August 1974, the Greek inhabitants did not flee. They left the village gradually because of restrictions on freedom of movement and education, and to reunite with family members who were taken as prisoners and ended up in the southern portion of the island, after they were returned. In 1976, the displaced Turkish Cypriots from Erenköy were resettled in the village and it was renamed "Yeni Erenköy" (meaning "New Erenköy").[3]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Yialousa is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Yenierenköy'de Mesut Yıkıcı işi bitirdi!". Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-06. 
  3. ^ Yialousa (PRIO Cyprus Centre) Retrieved on 2011-06-19.
  4. ^ "Sincan - Twin Towns". © Retrieved 2013-10-20.