Kalavasos

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Kalavasos
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Kalavasos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°46′19″N33°17′45″E / 34.77194°N 33.29583°E / 34.77194; 33.29583 Coordinates: 34°46′19″N33°17′45″E / 34.77194°N 33.29583°E / 34.77194; 33.29583
CountryFlag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total737
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Website http://www.kalavasos.org/

Kalavasos (Greek : Καλαβασός; Turkish : Kalavason) is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 6 km north of Zygi. In its vicinity, there are copper mines.

Contents

The name is reputed to mean beautiful (καλά) wooded valley (βάσσα) in old Greek. [2]

History

Kalavasos has been a settlement since the New Stone Age. [3] [ additional citation(s) needed ]

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References

  1. "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20
  2. A description of the historic monuments of Cyprus. Studies in the archaeology and architecture of the island, by George Jeffery, Architect, 1918; p.353
  3. According to chart on the wall in exhibit room number 1 at the Larnaca District Museum.