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Loukrounou is a small hamlet located ten kilometers south of Polis and two kilometers north of Miliou. The origin of the name is obscure. In 1958 Turkish Cypriots adopted the alternative name Olukönü, meaning “in front of the drain pipe.” It is difficult to understand why they chose this name.
Historical Population:

According to the census reports, Loukrounou was always solely inhabited by Turkish Cypriots. During the British period the population of the village fluctuated and eventually declined. The total number of inhabitants dropped from 67 in 1891 to 35 persons in 1960.


On 28 December 1963, as a result of intercommunal tensions, all the inhabitants of the village fled their homes and moved to the more secure Evretou/Dereboyu(300) village. They stayed there until 1975, when some left secretly over the mountains to the north, while others waited and were eventually escorted by UNFICYP to the northern part of the barbed wire in September 1975. They were mainly resettled in Larnaca tis Laphitiou/Kozanköy(238) or Assia/Paşaköy(131) in the north. The number of the Loukrounou Turkish Cypriots who were displaced after 1974 is around 40 (35 in 1960 census).

Current Inhabitants:

Currently the village is empty and in ruin.  

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