Peristerona Lefkosias

Community in Nicosia District, Republic of Cyprus
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instance of
Communities of Cyprus Republic
part of
Nicosia District
official name
Περιστερώνα (greek)
native label
Περιστερώνα (greek)
country
Republic of Cyprus
located in the administrative territorial entity
Nicosia District
located in the ecclesiastical territorial entity
Diocese of Morphou
coordinate location
latitude35.13
longitude33.079
precision0
office held by head of government
President of Communal Council
member of
Union of Cyprus Communities
population
1900195020001k2k
2,226
point in time
2011
determination method
female population
1,109
male population
1,117
preferred
2,173
point in time
2001
determination method
female population
1,072
male population
1,101
2,279
point in time
1992
determination method
female population
1,129
male population
1,150
2,261
point in time
1982
determination method
female population
1,125
male population
1,136
1,721
point in time
1976
determination method
female population
864
male population
857
843
point in time
1973
determination method
1,166
point in time
1960
determination method
female population
603
male population
563
987
point in time
1946
determination method
1,181
point in time
1931
determination method
female population
615
male population
566
923
point in time
1921
determination method
female population
449
male population
474
820
point in time
1911
determination method
female population
405
male population
415
829
point in time
1901
determination method
female population
404
male population
425
756
point in time
1891
determination method
female population
394
male population
362
741
point in time
1881
determination method
female population
351
male population
390
elevation above sea level
225 metre
area
24.337 square kilometre
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Η τοποθεσία της Περιστερώνας στην Επαρχία Λευκωσίας. (greek)
Peristerona in Nicosia District. (english)
media
Commons category
Peristerona
Wikipedia creation date
3/7/2007
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Wikipedia opening text
Peristerona (Greek: Περιστερώνα) is a large village about 32 kilometres west of the capital Nicosia, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountain range in the Morphou basin. It is built on the west bank of the river that bears the same name, which is a tributary of the river Serrachis, at an average altitude of 250 meters. The population by the 2001 census was 2,173. It is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri). Peristerona has historically always been a mixed village. The 1831 Ottoman census recorded a slight Turkish Cypriot majority at 56%, but all later censuses recorded a slight Greek Cypriot majority. In 1960, the village's population was 1166, with 690 Greek Cypriots (59.2%) and 476 Turkish Cypriots (41.8%). In 1964, during the period of intercommunal violence after the Bloody Christmas of 1963, the whole of the village's Turkish Cypriot population fled to Turkish Cypriot enclaves in Lefka, Angolemi, Kazivera and Elia. In 1968, some Turkish Cypriots returned to the village though their numbers were extremely small, only 23 were reported in 1971. Following the killing of two Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriot militants in 1974 after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the returned Turkish Cypriots also left for Northern Cyprus. There, Turkish Cypriots of Peristerona were resettled all over the territory but were mainly concentrated in Katokopia. Peristerona was used to resettle Greek Cypriot refugees, mainly from Morphou and surroundings. Turkish Cypriot houses were mostly used to house these people and a modern housing development was constructed between 1975 and 1982, housing 500 people in 1982. The church, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, has five domes on the roof arranged in the shape of a cross, a feature only seen on one other church in the island. It was built in the Byzantine period. The Peristerona Mosque was constructed in the 19th century, during the Ottoman era. It has tinted windows and sculptured parts. It is next to the church and the two were used in stamps in the British period as a symbol of Greek-Turkish coexistence. Of note is that there are two further villages with the same name in Cyprus one in the district of Paphos and one in Famagusta.
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