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Dikomo is a village located in the Kyrenia district of Cyprus, about halfway between Nicosia and Kyrenia. It lies eight kilometers south of the town of Kyrenia, on the southern slopes of the Five Finger (Kyrenia) mountain range. This large village consists of an upper and lower part:

Before 1974, both parts of the village were solely inhabited by Greek Cypriots. Turkish Cypriots changed its name to Dikmen, meaning “conical hill.” After 1974, it became the single municipality of Dikmen. All the censuses conducted after 1974 list both the lower and upper parts of the village simply as Dikmen. 
Historical Population

As can be seen from the chart above, in the Ottoman census of 1831, Christians constituted the only inhabitants of the village. At the turn of the century there were only one or two Muslim families in the village. Its population steadily increased from 465 in 1891 to 1,900 in 1960.


All of the village’s inhabitants were displaced in 1974, when they fled between July and August from the advancing Turkish army to the southern part of the island. Currently, like the rest of the displaced Greek Cypriots, the Greek Cypriots of Kato Dikomo are scattered throughout the island’s south, with small pockets in towns. The number of the Kato Dikomo Greek Cypriots who were displaced in 1974 was around 2,180 (2,178 in the1973 census).

Current Inhabitants:

Today this small town is mainly inhabited by displaced Turkish Cypriots from the island’s south, including some families from Kotsiatis(052) (Koççat or Koçyatağı in Turkish), Armenochori,(258) Dali(024). However, the resettlement of this particular location was different from other villages in that it did not receive a large number of Turkish Cypriot displaced persons from a single location. Rather, the town’s current inhabitants came from various locations, including many civil servant families from Nicosia, as well as persons whose houses were near the ceasefire line and hence in what were considered dangerous locations. There are also some Turkish nationals living in the village. The 2006 Turkish Cypriot census puts Dikomo’s population at 2,605 (including Pano Dikomo).



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