Moniatis

Moniatis
Μονιάτης
Elmalı
village
View of Moniatis 04.jpg
Moniatis is located in Cyprus
Moniatis
Moniatis
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°52′7″N 32°53′49″E / 34.86861°N 32.89694°E / 34.86861; 32.89694Coordinates: 34°52′7″N 32°53′49″E / 34.86861°N 32.89694°E / 34.86861; 32.89694
Country Cyprus
DistrictLimassol District
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total227
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Moniatis (Greek: Μονιάτης, Turkish: Elmalı) is a village in the Limassol District of Cyprus, located 5 km southeast of Pano Platres. The villagers claim that it was named after its numerous "mantres" (sheepfold). Its 100 to 110-strong Turkish population was displaced as a result of the intercommunal violence in 1963, during which they fled the village to Limassol, and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, after which they were transferred to the north.[2]

History

During the Kingdom of Cyprus, the chronicler Florio Bustron writes that King James II after 1464 granted Moniatis as a fief to Juan Perez Fabriges, together with other villages, among them Knodara, Koka, St Andronikos of Akaki, Mallia, Karpasso, Anglisidhes and Selino.[3]

Climate

Climate data for Saittas near Moniatis, elevation: 640 m (Satellite view)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.9
(57.0)
17.1
(62.8)
21.5
(70.7)
27.0
(80.6)
31.5
(88.7)
34.6
(94.3)
34.3
(93.7)
31.2
(88.2)
26.8
(80.2)
20.2
(68.4)
15.2
(59.4)
23.9
(75.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
8.5
(47.3)
10.9
(51.6)
14.8
(58.6)
19.6
(67.3)
23.8
(74.8)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
23.4
(74.1)
19.7
(67.5)
14.1
(57.4)
10.0
(50.0)
17.2
(63.0)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
3.1
(37.6)
4.7
(40.5)
8.0
(46.4)
12.2
(54.0)
16.1
(61.0)
18.9
(66.0)
18.7
(65.7)
15.7
(60.3)
12.5
(54.5)
8.1
(46.6)
4.7
(40.5)
10.5
(50.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 117.6
(4.63)
89.0
(3.50)
70.3
(2.77)
38.4
(1.51)
20.1
(0.79)
27.2
(1.07)
4.9
(0.19)
10.3
(0.41)
11.7
(0.46)
25.7
(1.01)
93.9
(3.70)
144.0
(5.67)
653.2
(25.72)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10.3 9.1 8.4 5.5 2.7 2.1 0.7 1.1 1.4 3.3 7.0 9.2 60.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 142.6 168.2 213.9 261.0 310.0 351.0 362.7 347.2 300.0 248.0 165.0 124.0 2,993.6
Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)[4]

References

  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Moniatis". Prio Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. ^ Coureas, Nicholas; Orphanides, Andreas (2007). "Piracy in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Later Lusignan and Venetian Periods (15th-16th Centuries)" (PDF). Eπετηρίδα του Κέντρου Επιστημονικών Ερευνών. Λευκωσία. XXΧIIΙ: 121–162.
  4. ^ "Meteorological Service - Climatological and Meteorological Reports".
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