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Agios Georgios Village, also known as Agios Georgios Aganthiotis Village, is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus and lies close to Dhoros, Monagri, Lania, Lofou, Silikou and Trimiklini Villages. Limassol is the main administrative centre, around a 35 minute drive away.

The village has a small population, which in the 2001 census recorded 69 permanent residents, with the population dropping to 45 permanent residents today. The reason for the decline in the population is a common one associated with Cyprus villages. The youth of the village did not wish to work on the land and so sought employment in the nearby towns and the city of Limassol. The prospect of full time, year round employment was a major draw. The prospect of further education also played a major part.

Agios Georgios Village has a long history associated with the production ofred wine and is one of the largest and most respected of the villages producing quality Commandaria wine. The village continues to produce Commandaria wine, although on a much smaller scale than in previous years. Zivania is also produced in the village, mainly used for local consumption.

The village acquired it's name, according to legend, by nominating the saint Agios Georgios (Saint George) as the protector of the village. The village adopted the name of the saint in his honour.

The main church in the village is the Agios Georgios Church, dedicated to the protector of the village. The church is located at the entrance to village, and is the dominant feature of the village. A second church, the Agia Maria Of Syrkous Church is located on the outskirts of the village.

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Aganthiotis  Church in Agios Georgios Village          Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Village                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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