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Vouni

Vouni
Βουνί (Greek) Vuni (Turkish)
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates:
Country Cyprus
District Limassol District
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 136
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.vouni.org

Vouni (Greek: Βουνί, Turkish: Vuni) is a small village in Limassol District, Cyprus, located 7 km north of Agios Therapon. The name of the village is derived from its location, wherein Vouni means "low mountain" in Greek.

History

The earliest recording of Vouni dates back to the Middle Ages wherein it appears in Venetian maps under the name "Voni", although its location is incorrectly given as being north of Kivides.

According to local tradition there used to be four settlements in the area of the present village, which were built on low mountains; three of which were known as Pera Vounin (Greek: Πέρα Βουνίν), Velonaka (Greek: Βελόνακα) and Ais Mamas (Greek: Άης Μάμας), which were desolated as a result of the plague which struck Cyprus in 1692. The fourth settlement, Vouni, was salvaged and protected by Agios Ioannis Prodromos, to whom the main church of the village is dedicated. Residents of the three settlements that withstood the plague moved to Vouni.

Population

Year Size
1881 706
1901 834
1921 1089
1946 1247
1960 990
1976 617
1982 373
2001 136

See also

References

  1. ^ Census 2001


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