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Kiomourtzou,or Kömürcü, is situated on the southern foothills of the Five Finger mountains, two miles west of the Kyrenia pass and one mile south west of Aghirda/Ağırdağ. This village was always exclusively inhabited by Turkish Cypriots. The meaning of Kömurcü is “coal seller” in Turkish. 
Historical Population

As can be seen from the chart above, the village was almost always inhabited exclusively by Turkish Cypriots. During the first half of the century, the village’s population fluctuated between 40 and 55. Its population eventually increased from 44 in 1946 to 63 in 1960.


From its original population no one was displaced. From 1964 to 1974, it was administratively part of the Turkish Cypriot enclave of Nicosia. According to geographer Richard Patrick, there were no displaced Turkish Cypriots residing in the village in 1971.

Current Inhabitants:

Currently the village is inhabited by its original villagers. The village’s population dropped once again after 1974 due to the exodus of the youth to the cities. The 2006 census puts its population at 34.


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