The Municipality of Strovolos was established in 1986 and is the second largest city in Cyprus after Limassol, with over 70.000 inhabitants.
There are references to Strovolos since the Μiddle Ages. Strovolos is now a big city that covers an area of 25km² divided into six parishes. Strovolos evolved in its present condition after the tragic events of 1974 when Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied 38% of the island’s territory. Due to this event, many refugees settled within the city.
Since 1974, a big industrial area has been created, and the areas of services and manufacturing have developed to a great extent.
Strovolos Municipality is a traditionally green city and has followed innovation and sustainability practices long before they could be considered mainstream and necessary. The municipality participates in environmental initiatives, for example, the Covenant of Mayors. Strovolos is implementing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and a climate neutrality strategy by 2030. It has officially adopted a Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction target of 15% for 2020-2030.
Additionally, to further promote the adaptation to climate change, the municipality has been implementing a green infrastructure plan since 2010, promoting biodiversity and using the method of Nature-Based Solutions. It has received numerous awards regarding its environmentally friendly actions, and it is the first public organisation in Cyprus to receive the Green Offices Award.
The city council is currently implementing its 2021-2027 Strategy to be funded by the EU Structural Funds, in close cooperation with Nicosia, Engomi, Aglantzia, Agios Dometios and Lakatamia, which includes circular economy projects, smart city and digital transformation projects, sustainable urban mobility, social inclusion and the protection of biodiversity and upgrading of Pediaios River Linear Park.