Afania is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°09′26″N 33°34′59″E / 35.15722°N 33.58306°E / 35.15722; 33.58306Coordinates: 35°09′26″N 33°34′59″E / 35.15722°N 33.58306°E / 35.15722; 33.58306
Country (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictFamagusta District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictLefkoşa District
 • Total713
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Afania (Greek: Αφάνεια; Turkish: Gaziköy or Afanya) is a village in the Famagusta District of Cyprus, located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Vatili. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.

The village was recorded as early as the early 13th century in papal documents.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Papacostas, Tasos (2012). "Byzantine Nicosia: 650-1191". In Michaelides, D. (ed.). Historic Nicosia. Nicosia: Rimal Publications. p. 87.
  4. ^ "AFANTEIA". Internal Displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  5. ^ Northern Cyprus Archived 2015-06-18 at the Wayback Machine Association of Football Clubs

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