Astromeritis is a large village in the Morphou Department of the Nicosia District
Nicosia District
For the district of Northern Cyprus, see Lefkoşa District.Nicosia District is one of the six districts of Cyprus. Its main town is the island country's capital city, Nicosia...

 of Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

. It is located 30 km (18.64 mi) from the capital Nicosia
Nicosia from , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city in Cyprus, as well as its main business center. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world, with the southern and the northern portions divided by a Green Line...

. By the 2001 census it had a total population of 2,361.

Green Line crossing

Astromeritis is the location of one of six crossings across the Green Line and the UN buffer zone
UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus
The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus runs for more than along what is known as the Green Line and has an area of . The zone partitions the island of Cyprus into a southern area effectively controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus , and the northern area...

 between the area effectively controlled by the Republic of Cyprus and the unrecognised 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus or North Cyprus , officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus , is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus...

'. The town on the northern side of the border is Zodeia
Zodeia is a village on the island of Cyprus. It is located east of Morphou in Nicosia District. It is in the northern part of the island which has been occupied by Turkey since August 15, 1974...

(Turkish: Bostancı). The crossing is only for vehicular traffic.

The crossing was opened on 31 August 2005.
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