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Agia Anna is a village situated in the Larnaca district, eighteen kilometers west of the town of Larnaca and almost two kilometers southeast of Psevdas village. Agia Anna means “Saint Anne” in Greek ( Cypriots adopted the alternative name of Akhisar in 1958, meaning “white fortress.” However, until today the villagers call the village Aynana. 

Historical Population

As can be seen in the above chart, the village had a mixed population from the Ottoman period. Until 1960, the population of the village was almost always shared evenly between the two communities.


The first conflict-related displacement took place in December 1963, when all the Agia Anna/Akhisar Turkish Cypriots fled and sought refuge in the nearby villages of Kofinou/Geçitkale(360) and Kalo Chorio/Vuda(356). The number of Turkish Cypriots who fled the village was approximately 110 (102 in 1960). Apart from some who went back after 1971, many remained in the locations where they had sought refuge until 1974, when they once again fled, this time to the Turkish-controlled north of the island. They were later resettled in the Famagusta district, in the village of Spathariko/Ötüken(193).

Current Inhabitants:

Currently the village is mainly inhabited by its original Greek Cypriot villagers and some displaced Greek Cypriot families. The last Cypriot census of 2001 put the total population at 251.


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