|Country (de jure)||Cyprus|
|• District||Famagusta District|
|Country (de facto)||Northern Cyprus|
|• District||Lefkoşa District|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The village was recorded as early as the early 13th century in papal documents.
Before the 1974 Turkish invasion, Afania was inhabited both by Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. In 1973, it had an estimated population of 907, 588 of whom were Greek- and 319 Turkish-Cypriot. All Greek Cypriots fled to the south in 1974 and displaced Turkish Cypriots from the south moved in the village. In 1976–77, a few families from Turkey were settled in Afania. As of 2011, it had a population of 713.
Turkish Cypriot Gaziköy Sports Club was founded in 1952, and is now in Cyprus Turkish Football Association (CTFA) K-PET 2nd League.
- In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
- "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2013.
- Papacostas, Tasos (2012). "Byzantine Nicosia: 650-1191". In Michaelides, D. (ed.). Historic Nicosia. Nicosia: Rimal Publications. p. 87.
- "AFANTEIA". Internal Displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- Northern Cyprus Archived 2015-06-18 at the Wayback Machine Association of Football Clubs