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Κιόνελι (Greek) Gönyeli (Turkish)

Monument of National Struggle and Liberation in Gönyeli
Location in Cyprus

Coordinates: 35°12′59″N 33°18′17″E / 35.21639°N 33.30472°E / 35.21639; 33.30472Coordinates: 35°12′59″N 33°18′17″E / 35.21639°N 33.30472°E / 35.21639; 33.30472

Country De jure  Cyprus
De facto  Northern Cyprus
District De jure Nicosia District
De facto Lefkoşa District
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 12,186
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gönyeli (Greek: Κιόνελι, Kióneli, Turkish: Gönyeli) is a town in Northern Cyprus, near the capital city Nicosia. Its population is estimated at around 20,000 people, with a rate of growth of approximately 10% per year.[2] Over the years the town has merged with Nicosia, making it connurbated with the city.

The football club Gönyeli Spor Kulübü is based in Gönyeli. Gönyeli's stadium, Ali Naci Karacan Stadı (named for journalist Ali Naci Karacan), houses football matches as well as concerts and the annual 23 April Children's Day events.

Every July, the Gönyeli International Folk Dance Festival takes place in the town center. The event lasts one week, with groups of dancers from countries such as Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey performing traditional folk dance.

Gönyeli is a popular town for students looking to rent accommodation as it is about 15 minutes driving distance from the Nicosia-based Near East University.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Gönyeli is twinned with:

See also


External links

  • Municipality
  • Near East University
  • Northern Cyprus e-Government
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