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Information on Amiantos Village

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village is located in the Pitsilia region of the Troodos Mountains, within the Limassol District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Kyperounta, Dymes, Potamitissa and Pelendri Villages.

The village is divided into two parts, Kato Amiantos Village and Pano Amiantos Village. The village decided to combine to become one village, using the present name of Amiantos Village, in 2006.

Kato Amiantos area is built at an average height of 1050 metres above sea level and the Pano Amiantos area is built at an average height of 1350 metres above sea level. The height of the village provides a cool climate during the long hot Cyprus summers, but also provides a cold climate during the winter months, with frequent rainfalls and snowfalls.

The Kouris River flows nearby which provides the village with an ample, regular water supply.

The village first developed around the Kato Amiantos area with the arrival of the first resident with the name of Hadjiktori, who slowly began the infrastructure of the basic elements of basic village life.

The opening of the Amiantos Asbestos Mine nearby provided a major boost to the early village life. The village helped to support the workers in the mine, which numbered between 10,000 and 12,000 employees between 1950 and 1965. The village offered accommodation and catering facilities. The total number of employees at the mine slowly dwindled once machines took over much of the manual work.

The asbestos mine caused much environmental damage in the area, and once the mine closed the Cyprus government undertook a large clean up of the area to make the area safe again. It was after this environmental clean up that the Pano Amiantos area of the village was established.

Amiantos Village was one of the first villages in Cyprus to have an electric power supply. The Amiantos Asbestos Mine required power to operate and it was very easy to extend power lines to the village.

The population of Amiantos Village is a far cry from the peaks of it's early life, with the current population recorded at 250 permanent residents.

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Amiantos Village                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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Amiantos Village Mineworkers Homes

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