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Tembria is a gorgeous village located in the centre of the Solea valley, approximately 60 km from the capital city. The mean altitude of the village is 500 metres and its highest point reaches 900 metres. In the winter the climate is cold, while in the summer cool.

Strolling around Temvria one is certain to be enchanted by the beauty of nature; the green colour of the trees, the fresh air and the sweet singing of the birds.

Historical information

The existence of the village dates back to at least the medieval years. In fact, during the Frankish occupation it was a private fief and during the reign of King Jacob II (1460 -1473) it belonged to the count of Tripoli, John Tafeaur. 

Additionally, the village is marked on old maps under the naming Tenbria.

Naming 

The name of the village is linked to King Temvros. According to local tradition, his ancient kingdom was located in the area. More specifically, tradition has it that the king’s palace used to be situated at a location in the village known by the name “Vasilika”. In fact, some people say that somewhere in “Vasilika” there is a big hidden treasure.

Population

Year

Number of Residents

Year

Number of Residents

1911

354

1973

703

1946

658

1992

643

1960

690

2001

541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temvria is the fourth biggest in population village of the Solea region. An important number of residents work in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, and commute there on a daily basis. Temvria appears to be able to retain its population and limit urbanization. The given table presents the populating course of Temvria from 1911 to 2001. 

Cultivations

In Temvria there are apple, pear, peach, citrus, olive and vegetable cultivations. Their irrigation is achieved using a very old system, which was in fact first implemented during the Ottoman occupation. However, with the construction of the Karkotis dam, the system is expected to improve.

Source:
Temvria Community Council 

 

 
 
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Community Council of Temvria

Tasou Okkaride 8
2842 Τemvria, Lefkosia
Τel.: 22932427, Fax: 22932431
Email: kstembria@yahoo.gr
ks@temvria.com

 
 
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