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Limassol


Located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast, Limassol (Greek: Λεμεσος - Lemesos; Turkish: Limasol, Leymosun) is the second most populous, and largest in terms of area, city in Cyprus. As of 2011, Limassol municipality had a population of 101,000, with 183,656 people living in the metropolitan area.

Limassol


Key Facts about Limassol


Here are some facts about Limassol:
  1. Limassol (Greek: Λεμεσος - Lemesos; Turkish: Limasol, Leymosun) is a city located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus.

  2. As of 2011, Limassol municipality had a population of 101,000, making it the second largest city in Cyprus. The metropolitan area (also in 2011), had a population of 183,656.

  3. Limassol is one of the busiest ports in Cyprus, and one of the busiest in the Mediterranean transit trade.

  4. Limassol was built in between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion (also known as Curium). During the Byzantine period, Limassol was known as Neapolis, which means "new town".

  5. Limassol has been inhabited for a very long time. Graves found in the area date back to 2000 BCE.

  6. One of the most famous incidents in the history of Limassol occurred in 1191 during the Third Crusade:

    • The King of England, Richard the Lionheart conquered Cyprus after being refused help on the crusade by the Byzantine governor of the island, Isaac Comnenus.

    • During these events, the ancient city of Amathus was destroyed, and the inhabitants moved to Limassol.

    • Richard the Lionheart then married Berengaria of Navarre, who was crowned Queen of England while still in Cyprus.

    • In 1192, Richard the Lionheart then sold the island to the House of Lusignan in 1192 (the Lusignans then remained in control of Cyprus for almost 300 years).

  7. Just to the West of Limassol is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area, which is territory under British sovereignty - part of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.



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Books about Limassol


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Limassol Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Limassol Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel

By Ralph Prince

Released: February 20th, 2019
Paperback (100 pages)

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Limassol Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Limassol Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1797647652
  • EAN: 9781797647654
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
  • Publication Date: February 20th, 2019
  • Release Date: February 20th, 2019
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.23 Inches
  • Weight: 0.48 Pounds
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol: The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Released: April 4th, 2019
Paperback (50 pages)

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol: The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1092657274
  • EAN: 9781092657273
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: April 4th, 2019
  • Release Date: April 4th, 2019
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.12 Inches
  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Limassol Passport Journal: Blank Lined Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary - Great Gift/Present/Souvenir for Travelers

By Ralph Prince

Released: August 30th, 2019
Paperback (100 pages)

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Limassol Passport Journal: Blank Lined Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary - Great Gift/Present/Souvenir for Travelers
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1689570032
  • EAN: 9781689570039
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
  • Publication Date: August 30th, 2019
  • Release Date: August 30th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.23 Inches
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Released: March 25th, 2019
Paperback (50 pages)

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1091530661
  • EAN: 9781091530669
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: March 25th, 2019
  • Release Date: March 25th, 2019
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.12 Inches
  • Weight: 0.27 Pounds
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City Maps Limassol Cyprus

By James McFee

Released: July 15th, 2017
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Limassol Cyprus
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City Maps Limassol Cyprus
  • Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 1548694436
  • EAN: 9781548694432
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 24
  • Author: James McFee
  • Publication Date: July 15th, 2017
  • Release Date: July 15th, 2017
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  • Size: 8.5 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.06 Inches
  • Weight: 0.12 Pounds
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