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Peristerona, Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Peristerona (Greek: Περιστερώνα) is a large village about 32 kilometres west of the capital Nicosia, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountain range in the Morfou basin. It is built on the west bank of the river that bears the same name, which is a tributary of the river Serrachis, at an average altitude of 250 meters.

Year Population
1946

985

1960 1166
1982 2261
1992 2279
2001 2173

The population by the 2001 census was 2,173. It is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri).

Peristerona, Bridge , Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Of note is that there are two further villages with the same name in Cyprus one in the district of Pafos and one in occupied Ammochostos (Famagusta).

Peristerona, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Peristerona, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Peristerona, Kafeneion, Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

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