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Government proposes 17 new municipalities in the framework of plan to merge local authorities
CNA - Maria Koniotou - CYPRUS/Nicosia 02/12/2019 15:39

Seventeen new municipalities were presented on Monday by the Minister of Interior Constantinos Petrides, in the framework of government’s plan to merge local authorities resulting in the creation of four in Nicosia, four in Larnaca, four in Limassol, three in Paphos and two in the government-controlled district of Famagusta.

According to the proposal put forward by the government thirty municipalities and 48 communities will be merged, which means 700,000 residents (83% of the population), will now be part of a municipality, compared to 71 per cent currently.

The four new municipalities in Nicosia are:
Nicosia Municipality - Nicosia, Strovolos, Ayios Dhometios, Engomi, Agladjia (174,167 inhabitants)
Lakatamia, Tseri, the Anthoupolis housing estate (47,136)
Latsia and Geri (25,009)
South Nicosia Municipality - Dali (Dali Municipali


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