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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 Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City

Saqi Books
Released: January 7th, 2020
Paperback (256 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 256
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Nicosia Travel Journal: Lined Diary / Journal Gift, 120 Pages, 6x9, Soft Cover, Matte Finish

By Alex Gino

Independently published
Released: July 5th, 2020
Paperback (120 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798663996068
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  • Number of Pages: 120
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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
Released: August 31st, 2019
Paperback (100 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1689771410
  • EAN: 9781689771412
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  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
  • Publication Date: August 31st, 2019
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Nicosia Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Nicosia Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel

By Ralph Prince

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

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  • ISBN: 179766395X
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  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
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Travels in the Island of Cyprus: With Contemporary Accounts of the Sieges of Nicosia and Famagusta (Cambridge Library Collection - European History)

By Giovanni Mariti

Cambridge University Press
Released: July 20th, 2009
Paperback (212 pages)

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  • Brand: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108004326
  • EAN: 9781108004329
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Author: Giovanni Mariti
  • Publication Date: July 20th, 2009
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2021 Planner Nicosia: Weekly - Dated With To Do Notes And Inspirational Quotes - Nicosia - Cyprus (City Map Calendar Diary Book 2021)

By Notes by Hand

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Released: November 16th, 2020
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  • EAN: 9798565699739
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  • Number of Pages: 107
  • Author: Notes by Hand
  • Publication Date: November 16th, 2020
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Nicosia: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines

By Capital Notebooks

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Released: September 12th, 2019
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  • ISBN: 1692740873
  • EAN: 9781692740870
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  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Author: Capital Notebooks
  • Publication Date: September 12th, 2019
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