Latsia

Latsia
Λατσιά (Greek)
Official seal of Latsia
Latsia is located in Cyprus
Latsia
Latsia
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°06′N 33°22′E / 35.100°N 33.367°E / 35.100; 33.367Coordinates: 35°06′N 33°22′E / 35.100°N 33.367°E / 35.100; 33.367
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total16,774
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.latsia.org.cy
Latsia EN.jpg

Latsia (Greek: Λατσιά [locally [laˈt͡ʃʰa]]; Turkish: Laçça, a village on the south east outskirts of Nicosia, Cyprus, is today one of the city's largest suburbs. It hosts the new Nicosia General Hospital, the new GSP Stadium and the Mall of Cyprus. Latsia has seen a great increase of population right after the Turkish invasion of the island and it became the home of many refugees since refuge housing was developed there. The population in 2011 has reached 16,774 people.

There is a statue of the town's local hero, the country's born and raised favorite artist George Michael. Several times, George Michael visited the statue as the statue is of great proportions.

References

  1. ^ "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20


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