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22 Nov 2022

Did You Know? Kalo Chorio

Kalo Chorio is a village situated in the Larnaca district, ten kilometers west of Larnaca and six kilometers southeast of Ayia Anna. Kalo Chorio means “good village” in Greek.

Vouda was the alternative or probably the original name of the village. Vouda or Vudha was also used during the medieval period. Since the Ottoman period, the Turkish Cypriots have used the latter name.

The village has had a mixed population since the Ottoman period. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, while the Greek Cypriot population fluctuated, the Turkish Cypriot population increased significantly. The Turkish Cypriot proportion of the village increased from 61% in 1891 to 77% in 1960. In 1973 there were 610 Turkish Cypriots and 125 Greek Cypriots. Today, 1343 Greek Cypriots live in the village. The majority of T/ Cypriots settled in Gypsou and a lot of the Greeks who settled in Voudha came from Yialousa.

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