Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. Nicosia is the seat of government as well as the main business center in Cyprus. After the communal violence in 1960, the city is divided between the island’ Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and North respectively. In April 2008, as part of efforts to reunite the island, a symbolic wall dividing the two communities was opened. Population of the city is around 270,000 in the south and 85,000 in the north.

Despite Nicosia being destroyed by the attackers in the historical times, there are still numerous places to visit the past. Heart of the Nicosia city is Eleftheria (Freedom) Square, which houses the city hall, the post office and library. Ledra Street is the most lively part of the city where there are narrow streets, Cafes and boutiques. Nicosia is famous for its fine museums including Byzantine museum, folk arts museum, ethnological museum and handicrafts center. Football, basketball and handball are the most popular sports of Nicosia.

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Pictures of City Cyprus Nicosia

Posted by admin in February 14th, 2009  

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