Place:Morphou, Nicosia, Cyprus


Alt namesGüzelyurtsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) p 130
Mórfousource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-148
TypeTown or village
Coordinates35.2°N 32.983°E
Located inNicosia, Cyprus
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Morphou (; or ) is a town in the northwestern part of Cyprus, under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus. It is the administrative center of the Güzelyurt District of Northern Cyprus. Having been a predominantly Greek Cypriot community before the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the town is now inhabited by Turkish Cypriots.

With a population of 18,000 people, the town is famous for its oranges, apples, vegetables, grapefruit and melons. A large proportion of the citrus fruits are exported and the remainder are turned into fruit juice and canned for local consumption and export. Morphou is also famous for its annual Orange Festival, which is a major event lasting two weeks.

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