Athienou is a small city in the Larnaca District in Cyprus. Its size is 64.807 sq.km. and its population is 6.500 inhabitants, with around 2.500 extra foreign workers living there for work. It is built at an altitude of 135 meters, south of the plain of Mesaoria and 20km south east from the capital Nicosia. The main activities are africulture and stockbreeding, with many industries operating.
Main environmental challenges faced by the city
The area is mainly plain, with many agricultural and stockbreeding activities. One environmental challenge is with the manure and the sewage of the cow farms, which in rainy seasons drift and end up in the residential area. Also, there is an industrial area with many industries, including some big dairy products ones. The industrial area doesn't have a sewerage system yet and liguids from industries are left in the water drainage system, polluting nearby fields.Another environmental challenge is the increasing of the number of the trees of the area, for more oxygen and more green Athienou.
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