Kivisili

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Kivisili
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Kivisili
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Coordinates: 34°50′22″N33°30′20″E / 34.83944°N 33.50556°E / 34.83944; 33.50556 Coordinates: 34°50′22″N33°30′20″E / 34.83944°N 33.50556°E / 34.83944; 33.50556
CountryFlag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total233

Kivisili (Greek : Κιβισίλι; Turkish : Civisil or Cevizli) is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Alethriko. Prior to 1974, it was inhabited solely by Turkish Cypriots. [2] As of 2011, Kivisili had a population of 233.

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References

  1. "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT). 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014.
  2. "KIVISILI". Internal Displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre . Retrieved 16 October 2014.