Ergates is a village situated in the southwest of Nicosia, approximately 17 kilometers from the city center. The village is positioned on the western bank of the Pediou River (also known as Pithia) and has an average altitude of 340 meters above sea level. With a population of around 1,656 residents, Ergates is the 13th largest community in Nicosia (World Population Review).
The majority of Ergates' residents are employed in Nicosia or its suburbs, either as private or government employees, or as self-employed business owners. Some work in the local Industrial Area, while others are engaged in agriculture and livestock farming. The main crops grown by farmers include cereals, vegetables, and legumes, with a few also growing olives, fruit trees, and even apricots and figs. The village's economy has been boosted by the creation of the Industrial Area, which is home to around 70 different industrial plants.
Ergates has a long history dating back to the Frankish era, during which it was known by the same name. In medieval maps, it was marked as Argates. Ergates was one of the communities of the ancient kingdom of Tamassus, and its name is directly linked to the workers who worked in the copper mines that were in operation at the time. The miners chose this location due to the abundance of water from the Pediou River or Pithia and small hills that provided protection from floods. The village has retained its name over time.
Ergates village is a popular choice for those seeking a forever home that offers a rustic and traditional way of life. The village is located in a rural setting, and residents can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding countryside.
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