Lakatamia

Lakatamia (Greek: Λακατάμια) is a suburb of Nicosia, Cyprus. It is located in Nicosia District. The total population in the Lakatamia municipality was 28,466 in 2002. Officially the town is split into two different entities : Upper and Lower Lakatamia (Πάνω & Κάτω Λακατάμεια)

The village used to be co-inhabited by Greek and Turkish Cypriots until the mid-1950s. Its name originates from "alakatia" i.e. wells which were apparently abundant in the old village. Due to the expansion of the Nicosia urban area, Lakatamia has seen considerable population growth in the past years and has grown from two small villages into a sizable suburb. Lakatamia Airfield, an airstrip used by the Cypriot National Guard is located in the east of Lakatamia.

The current Mayor is Loukas Iatrou (since 2007). The area also hosts the private residence of the former Greek Cypriot president Tassos Papadopoulos. Lakatamia is twinned with Alexandroupolis, a city in Greece.

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