İskele District is one of the 5 districts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Its area is 774 square kilometers. İskele District was connected to Famagusta District until 1998. With a law enacted in 2000, it gained district status together with Güzelyurt district. Iskele is the center of tourism, where green meets blue with the point where the Famagusta-Karpaz Highway and the Ercan-Karpaz Highway meet.
Iskele was also known as Trikomo before 1974. With the 1974 Happy Peace Operation, the Larnaca Turkish People, who started mass migration from South to the North, were placed on this coastline and have been called Iskele since that date.
Iskele is a charming seaside town on the 18th kilometer of the Famagusta-Karpaz highway, at the intersection of the Mesarya Plain and the Karpaz peninsula. The name of the region, which was called Tricoma before 1974, was changed to New Pier, especially after the settlement of the Turkish Cypriots from the village of İskele in Larnaca. Located on the road to Famagusta-Karpaz and known as “Boğazé”, it is the center of attention of tourists with its many tourist facilities and fish restaurants. Haravdi beach on the Bosphorus is used as a public beach. Iskele is the largest settlement between Famagusta and Karpaz. The region where villages such as Bafra, Mehmetçik, Dipkarpaz and Yeni Erenköy are located, also hosts Karpaz donkeys, the symbol of Cyprus. This region, which has virgin beaches such as Bafra and Altınkumsal, attracts those who seek peace and tranquility with its natural and historical beauties.
As of June 1, 1998, the number of districts increased from 3 to 5 and was declared as Iskele District. There are 43 settlements in İskele District. District population is 20, 245. The townspeople make their living by tourism, civil servant, labor, farming, fishing and craftsmanship.