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Pyla
Πύλα (Greek) Pile (Turkis)
A view frae Pyla
A view frae Pyla
Pyla is locatit in Cyprus
Pyla
Pyla
Coordinates: 35°1′45″N 33°41′30″E / 35.02917°N 33.69167°E / 35.02917; 33.69167
Destrict Larnaca Destrict
Population
 • Tot 1,337
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pyla (Greek: Πύλα, Pýla; Turkis: Pile) is a veelage in Larnaca Destrict, Cyprus. It is ane o anerlie fower veelages locatit within the Unitit Naitions Buffer Zone, the ither three bein Athienou, Troulloi an Deneia. Pyla is locatit in the eastren pairt o the island, adjacent tae the Breetish Sovereign Base Aurie o Dhekelia. Frae a legal point o view, it is admeenistered as aw ither auries controlled bi the govrenment o the Republic o Cyprus.

The veelage is special in the respect that it is the anerlie dounset in Cyprus still inhabitit bi baith its oreeginal Greek Cypriot an Turkis Cypriot inhabitants.[1] 850 o the inhabitants are Greek Cypriots an 487 are Turkis Cypriots.[2] The veelage haes three kirks an ane mosque.

Pyla-Kokkinokremos[3] is an airchaeological steid.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pyla is amang the auldest veelages in Cyprus. The veelage wis first inhabitit durin the Middle Ages. In several auld maps is markit wi the names: Pila or Pilla.

The name o the veelage is Greek which lead us tae the assumption that the veelage existit durin the Byzantine years. The name "Pyla" is efter the Greek wird "πύλη"(entrance), probably acause it wis the anerlie wey tae travel tae the plain o Mesaoria.

Pyla Tourist Aurie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pyla Tourist Aurie is the aurie which neebours the sea an belangs in the admeenistrative diveesion o the veelage o Pyla.

Several o the maist luxurious hotels in Cyprus are locatit in the tourist aurie o Pyla such as: Golden Bay, Lordos an Sandy Beach. Mony restaurants, taverns, tourist shops an apairtments are locatit in the aurie an aw.

C.T.O. (Cyprus Tourist Organisation) haes facilities in the tourist aurie o Pyla an aw.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Currently, Aspis FC is the anerlie fitbaa club in the veelage o Pyla. An aw, the veelage hosts a volley baw club, namit Finikas.

Fowk frae Pyla[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,1025809,00.html
  2. http://www.unficyp.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1416&tt=graphic&lang=l1
  3. Keswani, Priscilla (2004). Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus. p. 155. Still other small centers such as Maa Palaeokastro and Pyla Kokkinokremos may conceivably have been founded as outposts of other larger urban settlements like Kouklia or Kition, thus constituting externally imposed foci of elite power within the surrounding countryside. 

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