Ναός Αγίου Γεωργίου , Πύλα

Agios Georgios Church, Pyla

Pyla (Griechisch Turkish: Pile) is a village in Larnaca District, Cyprus. The village is located in the eastern part of the island, in the UN administered Demilitarized zone that separates the internationally recognized southern half of the island from the Turkish occupied northern third of the island . The village is located very close to the UK Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area. From a legal point of view, it is administered as all other areas controlled by the (Greek-) Cypriot government.

The village is special in the respect that it is the only settlement in Cyprus still inhabited by both its original Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot inhabitants. The village has two churches and one mosque.

Year Population
1946 866
1960 961
1982 812
1992 867
2001 1379

Turkish cafeteria in the centre of Pyla [Photo: Rolf Palmberg]

Second Lieutenant Sokratis K. Konstantinidis, killed in a landmine explosion , 3 March 1994 in the region of Pyla. He was 32 years old.

Second Lieutenant Andreas Irakleous, killed in a landmine explosion , 3 March 1994 in the region of Pyla, he was 30 years old


Images Cyprus, Larnaca District

Districts of Cyprus

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