Larnaca District

Coordinates: 34°53′N 33°28′E / 34.883°N 33.467°E / 34.883; 33.467

Map of Cyprus showing Larnaca district in red

Larnaca District (Greek: Επαρχία Λάρνακας, Turkish: Larnaka kazası) is one of the six districts of Cyprus. Its capital is Larnaca. It is bordered on the east by Famagusta District, on the north by Nicosia District and on the west by Limassol District.

A small part of the district was occupied by the Turkish army in 1974, and most of the occupied part is now de facto administered as part of Northern Cyprus's Lefkoşa District, with the remaining area near Pergamos being de facto administered by the Gazimağusa District.

Larnaca District Administration Building

The communities of Melouseia, Tremetousia and Arsos lie in the occupied zone, while the municipal/community areas of Athienou, Troulloi and Pergamos are partially occupied.[1]

Located in the district are Larnaca International Airport, the island's primary airport, and the Hala Sultan Tekke and the towns of Larnaca, Aradippou, Athienou and Lefkara.

In 2011, Larnaca District had a population of 143,192, of which 59% was urban.[2]


Larnaca District 1878

During Turkish rule, Larnaca was one of the six cazas into which the island was divided. Cazas were subdivided into nahiehs, but in the case of Larnaca there was only one, which was coterminous with the caza.

The caza was headed by a Kaimakan. When the British took control of Cyprus in 1878, these administrative units were retained. A British officer styled a Commissioner (later District Officer) was appointed for the caza of Larnaca, while the Turkish Kaimakan was initially retained with certain of his functions.[3][4]

Some northern parts of the present District were at that time included in Famagusta District, namely Arsos, Athienou, Melousia, Troulli, Tremetousia and Pergamos. At the first British Census Larnaca District (i.e. both the caza and nahieh) had a population of 20,766.[5] By 1891 Athienou had been moved to Nicosia District,[6] while the other villages were later moved to Larnaca District. Athienou was united to Larnaca District in the 1920s.[7]


According to Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus per the Statistical Service of Cyprus (2015), Larnaca District has 6 municipalities and 53 communities.[8] Municipalities are written with bold.


  1. ^ “Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus” (publ. Statistical Service of Republic of Cyprus, 2010) retrieved from$file/GEO_CODES-2010.pdf?OpenElement June 2018
  2. ^ "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT). 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ Our Home in Cyprus, by Mrs. Scott-Stevenson, publ. Chapman and Hall Ltd, London, 1880; p. 73
  4. ^ Report by Her Majesty's High Commissioner for the Year 1879, Accounts and papers. Great Britain. Parliament. Session 1880. publ. by House of Commons, London, 2006
  5. ^ Census of Cyprus 1881, printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1884
  6. ^ Census of Cyprus 1891, printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1893
  7. ^ Census of Cyprus 1931
  8. ^ "Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus per the Statistical Service of Cyprus, 2015". Statistical Service of Cyprus. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
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