Frenaros

Frenaros (Greek: Φρέναρος; locally [ˈfrenːaɾos]) is a village in the Famagusta District of Cyprus. In 2011, it had a population of 4,298.[1]

Frenaros

Φρέναρος
Church of Agios Andronikos
Church of Agios Andronikos
Frenaros is located in Cyprus
Frenaros
Frenaros
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°2′27″N 33°55′9″E / 35.04083°N 33.91917°E / 35.04083; 33.91917Coordinates: 35°2′27″N 33°55′9″E / 35.04083°N 33.91917°E / 35.04083; 33.91917
Country Cyprus
DistrictFamagusta District
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,298
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.phrenaros.org.cy

HistoryEdit

The village was named after the Fremenors, the Lusignan monks who lived in the nearby Panagia of Hortakion monastery, and has two churches that date back to the 12th century.[2] The village itself dates back to the Neolithic period, evidenced by residues discovered by Swedish archeologist Einar Gjerstad in 1925. The earliest known mention of the village was in the 15th century, where it was referred as "Apano Frenaro" (Απάνω Φρέναρο; "Up Frenaro") and "Kato Frenaro" (Κάτω Φρέναρο; "Down Frenaro"), suggesting that the village once used to be divided into two separate parts.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT). 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ Christos. "Frenaros village". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ "Ιστορικά Στοιχεία". www.phrenaros.org.cy. Retrieved 2018-12-03.

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