Pitargou

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Pitargou

Πιταργού

Akkargı
Pitargou is located in Cyprus
Pitargou
Pitargou
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°50′13″N 32°32′3″E / 34.83694°N 32.53417°E / 34.83694; 32.53417Coordinates: 34°50′13″N 32°32′3″E / 34.83694°N 32.53417°E / 34.83694; 32.53417
Country Cyprus
DistrictPaphos District
Elevation
286 m (938 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Pitargou (Greek: Πιταργού) is an abandoned Turkish Cypriot village in the Paphos District of Cyprus, located 3 km south of Letymvou. Pitargou is located 286m above sea level.[2]

Today, the only standing building left is the building that was used in the past as a mosque and as a school.[3] Pitargou is an abandoned village in the province of Paphos in Cyprus and it is situated 25 km northeast of the homonymous town, 72 km northwest of Limassol and 155 km southwest of Nicosia.

One of the many Turkish Cypriot villages in the province that are now deserted and left to the desolation of time, Pitargou was inhabited until 1974. In 1963, the year when the inter-communal riots between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots broke out and under the fear of an attack by groups of nationalists from nearby villages, Turkish Cypriots settled here from neighboring Choulou. Finally, the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the mutual exchange of populations that was agreed upon by Denktas-Cleridis forced the inhabitants to move to the Turkish northern territories occupied by the Turks.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "GeoNames.org". www.geonames.org. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  3. ^ "Pitargou - Cyprus". Cyprus. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  4. ^ "Pitargou - Cyprus". Cyprus. Retrieved 2019-07-12.