- the administrative centre and largest town of Cyprus, in north-central area of the island. Established probably before the 7th century B.C., it dropped toward Venetians in 1489 therefore the Turks in 1571. It became the main city whenever Cyprus attained self-reliance in 1960. Populace: 47,800.
- the administrative centre of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus.
- the main city and largest town of Cyprus