Paphos District, Cyprus

Paphos District occupies an area of 1,393 sq.km. It covers the entire west coast of the island of Cyprus and has a population of 88,266 people as of 2011. More than ⅓ of them are non-Cypriots and were born outside the country. For this reason Paphos District is the area with the highest share of foreigners as a percentage of the total population. The official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken by the local residents.

coast paphos districtMost of the territory of Paphos District has a predominantly hilly terrain. However, the Northeast is occupied by the high Troodos Mountains.

The low-lying areas are covered with Mediterranean evergreen vegetation, and the mountain slopes are dominated by evergreen conifers species.

To the northwest is the big Akamas peninsula, which was declared a national park.

paphos district forestPaphos District falls in the subtropical climate zone. Through most of the year, the weather in the low-lying parts is very hot.

The mountain climate is quite cool and fresh, and the winter season brings a lot of snow, which forms a thick snow cover into the high-lying forests.

cyprus paphos districtPaphos District borders the districts of Nicosia and Limassol. The biggest city and cultural centre in the area is Paphos.

Other less known but beautiful settlements are Peiya, Polis Chrysochous, Geroskipou, Kuklia and others. The area is one of the richest in cultural heritage in the world.