Kellia, Cyprus

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Kellia
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Kellia
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°58′32″N33°37′20″E / 34.97556°N 33.62222°E / 34.97556; 33.62222 Coordinates: 34°58′32″N33°37′20″E / 34.97556°N 33.62222°E / 34.97556; 33.62222
CountryFlag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total387
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Kellia (Greek : Κελλιά [locally  [t͡ʃeˈʎa] ]; Turkish : Yıldırım) is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located north of Larnaca. Prior to 1974, the village was inhabited mostly by Turkish Cypriots. [2] In 2011, its population was 387.

Church and inscription

A copy of the Kellia inscription in Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum (CIS I 47) Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum CIS I 47 (from Cyprus).png
A copy of the Kellia inscription in Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum (CIS I 47)

St Antonios (Greek : Άγιος Αντώνιος Κελλιά) is the church name of the village and was built at around the 19th century. The Phoenician Kellia inscription was found in the church in 1844 by Ludwig Ross.

The name Kellia is thought to come from 'cells', a reference to the monastic cells found at the church.

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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 2014-04-20CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2009-06-14.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)