Güzelyurt District

Güzelyurt District is a district of Northern Cyprus. It consists only of the Güzelyurt sub-district.[1] Its capital is Morphou, also known by its Turkish name, Güzelyurt. Its population was 30,590 in the 2011 census, but this included Lefka; with its current borders, its population was 18,946, constituting 6.6% of the population of Northern Cyprus.[2] Its Governor is Menteş Gündüz.[3]

Location of Güzelyurt District within Northern Cyprus.

Güzelyurt District was formed on 1 June 1998 via separation from Lefkoşa District.[4] Lefke (Lefka) had been its second sub-district until 27 December 2016, when it was separated by a unanimous decision in the Assembly of the Republic to become the Lefke District, the sixth district of Northern Cyprus.[5]


  1. ^ TRNC Census 2006 (TRNC State Planning Organization) Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  2. ^ "District population census 2011" (PDF). 14 September 2014.
  3. ^ Güzelyurt çarşısı Tatar'ı ağırladı (HaberHavadis) Retrieved 2011-05-21.
  4. ^ Haberler50 Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine The number of Northern Cyprus districts increased from 3 to 5
  5. ^ "Lefke 6. ilçe oldu!". Kıbrıs Postası. 27 December 2016. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

Coordinates: 35°11′53″N 32°59′38″E / 35.1981°N 32.9939°E / 35.1981; 32.9939