Municipality of Athienou
The municipality of Athienou is in the south edge of Mesaoria plain. During the Ottoman occupation itused to be a mid-road junction connecting the port of Larnaka with the capital Lefkosia. In Athienou the following educational institutions operate: nursery center, kindergarten, two elementary schools and a three-class high school. Towards the intellectual and aesthetic polishing of the people, contribute the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum, housed in the Municipal Hall, the Municipal Library,Konstantinelenio Center for Adults and private art workshops. Athienou exhibits an intense cultural life. Main conveyors of cultural activities are the Municipal Cultural Society, the Cultural Association of Rea and the Cultural Association of Malloura with choirs, dance and drama groups. Apart from the cultural services of the ministry of Education and Culture great support to these cultural groups are provided from the municipal Authorities. The municipal authorities offer their premises’ halls for art exhibitions and lectures.
Degree of urbanization
Town or suburb
population of 7000
Change of street lighting with led lamps
All the lamps in the municipality roads have been changed with led-economical lamps, saving a lot of energy and improving the street lighting. With a loan of the municipality this was done in once by the appropriate electricity authority and only from the savings the loan will be repaid in 2 years.
Good Practise of Volunteerism
Under the Municipal Volunteering Council of Athienou (MVC), which is governed by volunteers, function for volunteering programs, which are governed by volunteers. An Elder House, a Daily Care Centre, a Nursery school for infants and children and a Committee of Social Care. President of the MCV is the elected Mayor. Objectives of the MCV are to identify the social needs of the community and promoting the required social services, to mobilize community members to participate in developing and improving the quality of life and enlightening and educating the public over existing social needs and social services
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