Strovolos is an urban municipality situated in the central part of Cyprus (Nicosia district). It was founded in 1986. Strovolos evolved into its present form after the events of 1974, when Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied 38% of the island’s territory. This led to the settlement of many refugees within the Municipality. A major and definitive figure in the history of Strovolos was the National Martyr, Archbishop Kyprianos, who before the 1821 Revolution in Greece, contributed greatly to the preservation of the Greek spirit and Christianity. The Turks hanged Archbishop Kyprianos and other high priests and dignitaries of Cyprus on 9 July 1821. The town has a population of 58,525 and its economy is mainly based on the services sector. Strovolos has a long experience in working on European projects, mainly in the areas of culture, e-government and the environment. Strovolos is well known for its Theatre and it is member to the Q-Cities (www.q-citiesnet.eu) network. We are interested in participating in projects on the themes of e-government and the environment.
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Points of interest: The Municipal Theatre, the Music Hall of the Municipality of Strovolos and the Green parks. More than 100 green places have been created in the city of Strovolos and today 42 of them are organized and exist with amphitheatres, lakes, fountains and play-places. Parks include those of Acropolis and Ayios Demetrios.