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Nicosia


Nicosia (Greek: Λευκωσια - Lefkosia; Turkish: Lefkosa) is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. The city is located on the Pedhieos River, the longest river in Cyprus, and lies approximately in the center of the island.

Since 1974, the city has been divided into northern (Turkish) and southern (Greek) parts separated by an United Nations maintained demilitarized zone, known as the "Green Line" - although since 2004 it has been possible to walk across at certain designated points.

In total, approximately 309,500 people live in the urban area of around Nicosia. This is divided between about 224,500 in the Greek areas, and about 85,000 in the Turkish areas.


Key Facts about Nicosia


Here are some facts about Nicosia:
  1. Nicosia (Greek: Λευκωσια - Lefkosia; Turkish: Lefkosa) is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. It is the capital and seat of government of the Republic of Cyprus, and the northern part functions as the capital of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus.

  2. Since 1974, Nicosia has been divided into northern (Turkish) and southern (Greek) parts separated by an United Nations maintained demilitarized zone, known as the "Green Line".

  3. The total population of the urban are around Nicosia is around 309,500. This is divided into 224,500 living in the Greek areas, and about 85,000 living in the Turkish areas.

  4. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Nicosia has been the last remaining divided capital in the world.

  5. The most famous street in Nicosia is Ledra Street:

    • Ledra Street has historically been the busiest shopping street in Nicosia.

    • During the EOKA Struggle (1955 to 1959), British colonial troops were frequently targeted in Ledra Street, earning it the nickname, "The Murder Mile".

    • In 1963, hostilities broke out between the Greek and Turkish communities falling amendments to the Cypriot Constitution. As a result, many streets in Nicosia, including Ledra Street, were blockaded.

    • Falling the Turkish invasion in 1974, Turkish troops occupied the northern parts of Cyprus and of Nicosia. The buffer zone that was subsequently established after the ceasefire, separating the Greek and Turkish parts of the island (and of Nicosia) ran through Ledra Street. However, an agreement to reopen Ledra Street was achieved in 2008.

  6. A recent new addition to Nicosia's skyline is Tower 25. This is a 203 feet (63 meter) highrise building that was designed by the world famous architect, Jean Nouvel. Tower 25 is the tallest building in Nicosia.



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Weather in Nicosia


The climate in Nicosia is classified as subtropical-hot semi-arid climate. Summers are generally long, hot and dry, and most rainfall occurs during the Winters.

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Books about Nicosia


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Nicosia Passport Journal: Blank Lined Nicosia Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary - Great Gift/Present/Souvenir for Travelers

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

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Document & Display Where You Are, Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going!

Whether you live, study or simply travel abroad, our Passport Journal is the most exciting and eye-catching way to keep all your travel plans and memories in one place!

After all, making memories is what life is all about, wouldn’t you agree?

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Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Joe Bindloss

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-02-15
Paperback (288 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. While away an evening in Kyrenia's idyllic Old Harbour, explore the ruins of ancient cities, and get out, on or under, the waters surrounding the island's beautiful beaches, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Cyprus Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - landscapes, food, history, local customs
  • Over 35 maps
  • Covers Larnaka, Troodos Mountains, Pafos, Nicosia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Greece, Lonely Planet Greek Islands, and Lonely Planet Turkey.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
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After all, making memories is what life is all about, wouldn’t you agree?

If you are looking for the perfect journal for your travels, regardless of how far or close you go or how long or brief the trip is...you’ve just found it!

So Scroll Up, Click ‘Add To Cart’ And Go Explore The World!

North Cyprus (Bradt Travel Guide. North Cyprus)

By Diana Darke

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2020-08-07
Paperback (208 pages)

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Bradt's North Cyprus remains the most authoritative guide available to the fascinating and beautiful northern region of the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Thoroughly updated by expert authors and now into its ninth edition, it offers everything you need for a successful trip, from pre-departure and background information including when to visit, red tape, safety, history, culture and natural history, to accommodation, restaurants, shopping, festivals, transport and money. The region is broken down into four areas, each of which is covered in detail, including Girne (Kyrenia), Lefkoşa (Nicosia), Gazimağusa (Famagusta) and the Karpas Peninsula, with its population of wild donkeys. Where to go and what to see are detailed for each area and attractions such as Crusader castles, Buyykonuk's markets and eco-festivals, beaches and turtle watching are all covered. There are also contributions from local specialists on flora and fauna.
Steeped in history, soaked in sunshine, North Cyprus offers a great deal both to those who want to delve deep into the past or to those keen to pull up a sunbed and simply relax. Girne is still the most attractive harbour on the whole island, while Lefkoşa's old quarter exudes the ambience of an old Middle Eastern trading town. Gazimağusa is fringed with some excellent beaches, while also being close to North Cyprus's most revered historic site, Salamis. With Bradt's North Cyprus, hike up to Buffavento, stroll through the cloisters of Bellapais Abbey or go barefoot on the golden sands of the Karpas Peninsula.

Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City

Saqi Books
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Cyprus’ capital Nicosia has been split by a militarized border for decades. In this collection, writers from all sides of the divide re-imagine the past, present and future of their city.
Here, Cypriot-Greeks coexist alongside Cypriot-Turks, the north with the south, town with countryside, dominant voices with the marginalized. This is a city of endless possibilities – a place where an anthropologist from London and a talkative Marxist are hunted by a gunman in the Forbidden zone; where a romance between two aspiring Tango dancers falls victim to Nicosia’s time difference; and where an artist finds his workplace on a rooftop, where he paints a horizon disturbed only by birds.

Together, these writers journey beyond the beaten track creating a complete picture of Nicosia, the world’s last divided capital city, that defies barriers of all kinds.

Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia (The City in the Twenty-First Century)

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In Jerusalem, Israeli and Jordanian militias patrolled a fortified, impassable Green Line from 1948 until 1967. In Nicosia, two walls and a buffer zone have segregated Turkish and Greek Cypriots since 1963. In Belfast, "peaceline" barricades have separated working-class Catholics and Protestants since 1969. In Beirut, civil war from 1974 until 1990 turned a cosmopolitan city into a lethal patchwork of ethnic enclaves. In Mostar, the Croatian and Bosniak communities have occupied two autonomous sectors since 1993. These cities were not destined for partition by their social or political histories. They were partitioned by politicians, citizens, and engineers according to limited information, short-range plans, and often dubious motives. How did it happen? How can it be avoided?

Divided Cities explores the logic of violent urban partition along ethnic lines—when it occurs, who supports it, what it costs, and why seemingly healthy cities succumb to it. Planning and conservation experts Jon Calame and Esther Charlesworth offer a warning beacon to a growing class of cities torn apart by ethnic rivals. Field-based investigations in Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia are coupled with scholarly research to illuminate the history of urban dividing lines, the social impacts of physical partition, and the assorted professional responses to "self-imposed apartheid." Through interviews with people on both sides of a divide—residents, politicians, taxi drivers, built-environment professionals, cultural critics, and journalists—they compare the evolution of each urban partition along with its social impacts. The patterns that emerge support an assertion that division is a gradual, predictable, and avoidable occurrence that ultimately impedes intercommunal cooperation. With the voices of divided-city residents, updated partition maps, and previously unpublished photographs, Divided Cities illuminates the enormous costs of physical segregation.

Night Train To Shanghai

By Gerald Nicosia

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Night Train To Shanghai, Gerald Nicosia's fourth collection of poetry, traces the writer's love affair with a country he had trouble even imagining in his Fifties childhood in the American Midwest. Among the surprises in store for him were adopting his first child, Wu Ji (who became the American Amy), in Hefie; teaching his great literary love, the Beat poets, to Chinese graduate students at Sichuan University in Chengdu; and taking the train ride of his life on a night express between Beijing and Shanghai. These are poems of an American face to face with America's greatest terror, Communist China, and finding that dreaded foe wearing human faces just like the ones he has known elsewhere. And they are the poems of a father learning to know his adopted daughter in the land that gave birth to her.


 
 
 

 
 
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