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Agios Sergios (Greek: Άγιος Σέργιος "Saint Sergius"; Turkish: Yeni Boğaziçi "New Bosporus", previously Aysergi) is a large village in Cyprus, near the ancient site Salamis. Agios Sergios is de facto under control of Northern Cyprus. As of 2011, it had a population of 3,347.

Agios Sergios

Άγιος Σέργιος (Greek) Yeni Boğaziçi  (Turkish)
Skyline of Agios Sergios
Agios Sergios is located in Cyprus
Agios Sergios
Agios Sergios
Coordinates: 35°11′53″N 33°52′37″E / 35.19806°N 33.87694°E / 35.19806; 33.87694Coordinates: 35°11′53″N 33°52′37″E / 35.19806°N 33.87694°E / 35.19806; 33.87694
Country (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictFamagusta District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictGazimağusa District
 • MayorMustafa Zurnacilar[2]
 • Total3,347
 • Municipality
WebsiteAgios Sergios Municipality



In 1946, 1,790 people were living in Agios Sergios; 82 were Turkish Cypriots and the rest Greek Cypriots. All Turkish Cypriots fled to Famagusta and neighbouring villages in 1958. By 1973, Agios Sergios had an estimated population of 2,040. After 1974, it was reinhabited by some of its former Turkish Cypriot residents, displaced Turkish Cypriots from the south of Cyprus, and Turkish settlers from Istanbul and Trabzon.[4]

International relationsEdit

In 2013, Yeni Boğaziçi became an international Cittaslow member, the first in the whole of Cyprus.[5][6]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Yeni Boğaziçi is twinned with:


  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
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  3. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ "AGIOS SERGIOS". Internal Displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. ^ Northern Cyprus Citta Slow page
  6. ^ Yeni Bogazici CittaSlow page
  7. ^ "Altınova'". © Altınova. Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  8. ^ "Bakü-İstanbul-KKTC 'yerel yönetim' hattı". © Zabrat. Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-10-20.

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