Zygi

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Zygi
Zygi is located in Cyprus
Zygi
Zygi
Coordinates: 34°44′N 33°20′E / 34.733°N 33.333°E / 34.733; 33.333Coordinates: 34°44′N 33°20′E / 34.733°N 33.333°E / 34.733; 33.333
Country Cyprus
DistrictLarnaca District
Population
(2018)
 • Total803
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.zygi.com

Zygi (Greek: Ζύγι; Turkish: Terazi) is a small village on the south coast of Cyprus, between Limassol and Larnaca. Before 1974, Zygi had a mixed Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot population.[1]

Explosion[edit]

The Evangelos Florakis Navy Base explosion of 11 July 2011 damaged every house in the village.

Refugee centre controversy[edit]

In 2018, the village was the site of protests supported by anti-immigrant party ELAM and members of the local council against the building of a centre for unaccompanied refugee children. [2][3] Other residents disputed the protest.[4]

This controversy led to some Cypriots calling for a boycot of the village, which is famous for its taverns. Notably, a trip to the village by a nearby school was cancelled, after students refused to go, as they considered that their immigrant classmates wouldn't be welcome [5].

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people who reside in the village are horror-mystery writer Fivos Kyprianou and folklore poet Chambis Achniotis.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZYGI". Internal Displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. ^ https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/11/06/outraged-zygi-residents-halt-work-on-unaccompanied-minors-centre/
  3. ^ http://politis.com.cy/article/ta-orfana-tou-zigiou-ke-i-anthropia-pou-chathike
  4. ^ http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/zygi-community-divided-over-refugee-facility
  5. ^ http://politis.com.cy/article/mathites-arnithikan-na-metavoun-se-ekdromi-sto-zigi