Strovolos is a municipality of Nicosia. With a population of nearly 70,000, (approximate value 2007) it is the second biggest municipality of Cyprus, after Limassol, and the biggest municipality of Nicosia. It was established in 1986. Strovolos is now a town covering 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi) divided into six parishes: Chryseleousa, Ayios Demetrios, Apostle Barnabas and Ayia Marina, Ayios Vasilios, National Martyr Kyprianos and Stavros.
Strovolos evolved into its present from after the events of 1974, when Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied 38% of the island’s territory. This led to the settlement of many refugees within the Municipality.