Astromeritis

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Astromeritis
Αστρομερίτης (Greek)
Astromeritis is located in Cyprus
Astromeritis
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Government
 • MayorAris Constantinou
Elevation520 ft (160 m)
Population (2001[1])
 • Total2,361
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code2722
Websitehttp://www.astromeritis.org/
 
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Astromeritis
Αστρομερίτης (Greek)
Astromeritis is located in Cyprus
Astromeritis
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333Coordinates: 35°8′0″N 33°2′0″E / 35.13333°N 33.03333°E / 35.13333; 33.03333
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Government
 • MayorAris Constantinou
Elevation520 ft (160 m)
Population (2001[1])
 • Total2,361
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code2722
Websitehttp://www.astromeritis.org/

Astromeritis (Greek: Αστρομερίτης) is a large village in the Morphou Department of the Nicosia District of Cyprus. It is located 30 km (18.64 mi) from the capital Nicosia. By the 2001 census it had a total population of 2,361.

Green Line crossing[edit]

Astromeritis is the location of one of six crossings across the UN Buffer Zone between the area effectively controlled by the Republic of Cyprus and the unrecognised 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus'. The town on the northern side of the border is Zodeia (Turkish: Bostancı). The crossing is only for vehicular traffic.

The crossing was opened on 31 August 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2001 Population Census, MS Excel document [1]