Administrative divisions of Nicosia

Nicosia within the city limits is divided into 29 administrative units, according to the latest census. This unit is termed in English as quarter, neighbourhood, parish, enoria or mahalla. These units are: Ayios Andreas (former name: Tophane), Trypiotis, Nebethane, Tabakhane, Phaneromeni, Ayios Savvas, Omerie, Ayios Antonios (St. Anthony), St. John, Taht-el-kale, Chrysaliniotissa, Ayios Kassianos (Kafesli), Kaïmakli, Panayia, St Constantine & Helen, Ayioi Omoloyites, Arab Ahmet, Yeni Jami, Omorfita, Ibrahim Pasha, Mahmut Pasha, Abu Kavouk, St. Luke, Abdi Chavush, Iplik Pazar and Korkut Effendi, Ayia Sophia, Haydar Pasha, Karamanzade,[1] and Yenişehir/Neapolis (separated from Ibrahim Pasha 25 January 2010[2]). Some of these units were previously independent Communities (village authorities). Ayioi Omoloyites was annexed in 1944, while Kaïmakli and Omorfita were annexed in 1968. Pallouriotissa, also annexed in 1968, was subsequently divided into the neighbourhoods of Panayia, and St Constantine & Helen.[3]

Tower 25 as seen from Nicosia city hall during the Cyprus presidency of the European Union
Administrative Divisions (2011 Census)

The municipality of Strovolos, established in 1986, is the second largest municipal authority in Cyprus in terms of population after Limassol and encompasses the southern suburbs of the capital immediately adjacent to Nicosia municipality. Strovolos is divided into six parishes: Chryseleousa, Ayios Demetrios, Apostle Barnabas and Ayios Makarios, Ayios Vasilios, Kyprianos and Stavros.[4]

Beyond Strovolos on the south-western fringes of the metropolis lies the municipality of Lakatamia, created in 1986 out of the two Communities (village authorities) of Lower Lakatamia and Upper Lakatamia. After being declared a municipality Lakatamia was, for administrative purposes, divided into the following four parishes: Ayia Paraskevis, St. Nicholas, Ayios Mamas, Archangel-Anthoupolis. Contrary to other Municipalities, Lakatamia Municipality has its own water supply (Lakatamia Water Board). It has jurisdiction over the water supply and sees to the construction, maintenance and functioning of water supply systems within its boundaries.[5]

South of Strovolos lies the municipality of Latsia, established in 1986. Latsia is divided into three parishes: St. George (covering most of the area of Latsia), Ayios Eleftherios (covering the Ayios Eleftherios refugee housing estate) and Archangel Michael (covering the refugee self-housing estate of that name).[6]

East of Latsia lies Yeri, which became a municipality in 2011. The built up area of Yeri just touches Latsia near their mutual boundary and thus the new municipality is conurbated with Nicosia.

The municipality of Aglandjia, established in 1986, encompasses the south-eastern suburbs of the capital immediately adjacent to Nicosia municipality. The Nicosia-Limassol highway forms the boundary with Strovolos to the west. The name of the municipality has various spellings, but derives from the Turkish word 'Eğlence - Entertainment'. The older English spelling is Eylenja.[7]

Stasinou Avenue within Nicosia Central Business District by night.

The western suburbs are encompassed in the municipalities of Ayios Dometios and Engomi, both established in 1986. The municipality of Ayios Dometios is divided into the parishes of St. George and St. Paul.

The town of Gönyeli is now conurbated with the northern suburbs. Previously a village authority, it now functions as a municipality[8] within the same area[9] Gönyeli is divided into the Neighbourhoods of Baraj (barrage), Çarşı, Baz and Yeni Kent (new town).[10]

The suburbs immediately to the north of the city have not been erected into municipalities. The village authority of Hamitköy (also known as Hamid Mandres) was heavily urbanized[11] and continued to exist until 1 September 2008, when it was included within the borders of Nicosia Turkish Municipality[12] as a Nicosia neighbourhood headed by a muhtar.[13]

Ortakeuy Village authority[14] has similarly been redefined as a neighbourhood of Nicosia Turkish Municipality.

After the invasion the Greek Cypriot inhabitants of Mia Milia were displaced to other parts of Cyprus and the area was resettled by displaced Turkish Cypriots from other areas.[15] The Mia Milia Village Council of the Republic of Cyprus continues to operate in exile,[16] but the Nicosia Turkish Municipality considers it one of its neighbourhooods.[17]

The ethnically mixed Village of Trakhonas has suffered several displacements of both its Greek and Turkish Cypriot inhabitants since the 1960s and since the invasion has been heavily urbanised.[18] It does not currently function as a local government unit[19]

The settlement of Anthoupolis is an enclave created within Lakatamia after the invasion of 1974 and is directly administered by the government and not the municipality within which it is situated.

Historic map of the neighbourhoods of Nicosia within the walls in 1930.
Administrative Divisions of Nicosia[20][21][22][23]
Code Name Loc.
1000 Nicosia Mun 55,014 49,868 P P 34,485 60% 30%
1000-01 Ayios Andreas (Tophane) Neigh 5,767 Y 3,012 74% 5% AA/T
1000-02 Trypiotis Neigh 2,158 Y 3,247 92% 1% Try
1000-03 Nebethane Neigh 189 Y 520 84% 4% Ne
1000-04 Tabakhane Neigh 299 Y 757 93% 3% TH
1000-05 Phaneromeni Neigh 512 Y 1,088 98% 1% Ph
1000-06 Ayios Savvas Neigh 581 Y 1,266 96% 3% ASa
1000-07 Omerie Neigh 206 Y 1,193 77% 21% Om
1000-08 Ayios Antonios Neigh 5,801 Y 2,090 98% 0% AAn
1000-09 Ayios Ioannis Neigh 221 Y 1,436 96% 4% AI
1000-10 Taht-el-kale Neigh 826 Y 1,433 63% 36% TEK
1000-11 Chrysaliniotissa Neigh 124 Y 901 96% 3% Ch
1000-12 Ayios Kassianos (Kafesli) Neigh 82 P P 1,177 90% 10% AKs
1000-13 Kaimakli Neigh 11,564 P Un 3,671 98% 2%
1000-14 Panayia[24] Neigh 12,398 Y 2,368 98% 2%
1000-15 St. Constantine & Helen[24] Neigh 3,209 Y
1000-16 Ayioi Omoloyites Neigh 10,528 Y 1,810 93% 1%
1000-17 Arab Ahmet Neigh 50 P S 2,617 22% 32% AA[25]
1000-18 Yeni Jami Neigh 215 P S 2,345 28% 72% YJ
1000-19 Omorfita Neigh 284 P P 2,231 55% 45%
1000-20 Ibrahim Pasha[2][26] Neigh Y 2,334 28% 66% IP
1000-21 Mahmut Pasha Neigh 314[23] Y 875 7% 82% MP
1000-22 Abu Kavouk Neigh 793[23] Y 1,202 9% 91% AK (North)
1000-23 St. Luke Neigh 489[23] Y 806 33% 67% AL
1000-24 Abdi Chavush Neigh 568[23] Y 902 8% 89% AC
1000-25 Iplik Bazar & Korkut Effendi Neigh 229[23] Y 556 21% 42% IPKE
1000-26 Ayia Sophia Neigh 878[23] P P 1,936 33% 64% ASo
1000-27 Haydar Pasha Neigh 155[23] Y 385 12% 87% HP
1000-28 Karamanzade Neigh P P 597 21% 10% KZ
1000-29 Neapoli[2][26] Neigh Y IP
1010 Ayios Dometios Mun 12,456 P P 2,532 95% 5%
1011 Engomi Mun 18,010 Y 1,396 100% 0%
1012 Strovolos Mun 67,904 Y 3,214 98% 2%
1013 Aglandjia Mun 20,783 P Un 2,008 93% 7%
1014 Ortakeuy Vill Y[27] 477 12% 88%
1015 Trachonas Vill M[28] 690 95% 5%
1021 Lakatameia Mun 38,345 Y 1,537 94% 6%
1022 Anthoupolis[29] Set 1,756 Y
1023 Latsia Mun 16,774 Y 179 100% 0%
1024 Yeri Mun 8,235 P Un 655 100% 0%
1031 Mia Milia Vill Y 772 100% 0%
1032 Hamitköy Vill 2,823 Y 361 0% 100%
1251 Gönyeli Mun 11,964 Ind 814 0% 100%

Code: census code.
Loc. auth.: type of local authority (Mun: municipality, Vill: village, Neigh: neighbourhood, Set: settlement).
CY Pop. 2011: population at last census of Republic of Cyprus in 2011
(detailed by neighborhood).
TC Pop. 2011: population at last census of Turkish Republic of Cyprus in 2011
(not detailed per neighborhood).[30]
CY Ctrl.: de facto control of Cyprus Government
(Y: yes, P: partly, blank: no).
TC Ctrl.: Neighbourhood status in Nicosia Turkish Municipality
(Y: yes, S: yes but split in two along Nicosia walls, M: yes but split in multiple neighbourhoods, Ind: Independent municipality, Un: Turkish sector not an administrative unit, P:yes but partial/incomplete control of area, blank: not under Turkish control).
Pop. 1946: population at last census before communal troubles.
GC 1946: % Greek Cypriot in 1946.
TC 1946: % Turkish Cypriot in 1946.
On map: abbreviation shown on historic map in this article section (not specified outside city walls).


  1. ^ Census of Cyprus (available from Statistical Service, Nicosia). Document: Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Table C. Municipality/Community, Quarter and Street Index published by Ministry of Information (CILIS_streets_022011)
  2. ^ a b c Official Gazette of the Republic No. 4341 and dated 25.01.2010
  3. ^ Official web site of Nicosia municipality andΟι-ενορίες-της-Λευκωσίας
  4. ^ Official web site of Strovolos municipality, history section (English version),
  5. ^ Official web site of Lakatamia municipality, history section (English version),
  6. ^ Official web site of Latsia municipality, history section (English version),
  7. ^ Official web site of municipality "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2015-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Municipal web site, August 2013:
  9. ^ The authority has the population, economic viability and consent of the (original) inhabitants prescribed in the Municipalities Law (see Law 11/1985), without having been formally recognised as a municipality under that law. See also retrieved August 2013
  10. ^ See Municipal web site and postcode publication tk cyp Posta Kodları.pdf (May 2013)
  11. ^ "PRIO". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  12. ^ [1] (retrieved August 2013)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2015-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) retrieved August 2013
  14. ^ "PRIO". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  15. ^ *"PRIO". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2015. (August 2013)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2015-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (retrieved August 2013)
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2015-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "PRIO". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  19. ^ Nicosia Turkish Municipality treats it as four neighbourhoods, see
  20. ^ Coexistence in the Disappeared Mixed Neighbourhoods of Nicosia, by Ahmet An (Paper read at the conference, “Nicosia: The Last Divided Capital in Europe”, organized by the London Metropolitan University on 20 June 2011)
  21. ^ "Population Enumerated by Sex, Age, District, Municipality/Community and Quarter, 2011 – (2011 Census of the Republic of Cyprus, Statistical Service)" (in Greek). Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  22. ^ 6th edition of the publication “Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus” (publ. Statistical Service of Republic of Cyprus); Census of Cyprus 1946; List of Mahalla Mukhtars Nicosia Turkish Municipality
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h Census organised by the Turkish Cypriots in the occupied area "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2014-09-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) retrieved October 2013
  24. ^ a b Pallouriotissa was split into Panaya and St. Constantine & Helen after 1968.
  25. ^ Keushk Chiftlik (Kösklüçiftlik) is the area outside of the walls in Nicosia Turkish Municipality
  26. ^ a b The neighborhood of Neapoli was separated from the neighborhood of Ibrahim Pasha 25 January 2010.
  27. ^ Small part in Göçmenköy neighbourhood
  28. ^ Divided into 4 new neighbourhoods
  29. ^ The settlement of Anthoupolis is an enclave created within the municipality of Lakatameia after 1974.
  30. ^ "TRNC General Population and Housing Unit Census – (TRNC State Planning Organisation)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2012.