North Nicosia

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2015 The two buildings overlook a square, named the Selimiye Square, which also hosts cultural activity and occasional dance shows.

visiting universities perform their own traditional dances. The city hosts folk dance shows of children from other countries in the annual children's day on 23 April. accessdate 2 January 2015 North Nicosia annually hosts the Nicosia International Folk Dance Festival, where groups from various countries perform all around the city in parks and squares. Several modern dance activities also take place in the city, where several dance schools are established. Internationally renowned musicals and dance shows are performed in front of crowded audiences in the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center.

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and Morphou intersect. North Nicosia is home to the Nicosia International Fair and an Organized Industrial Area, where many businesses and manufacturers, the location of which, along with other facilities such as the large sports complex, were chosen to be on the connection between the highways linking Morphou to Famagusta. North Nicosia hugely influences the economy of the district around it, as far as the Ercan International Airport, along with Dikomo in the Girne District. ref name

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: index.php cat 35 news 59398 publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 4 January 2015 with projects underway in the Hamitköy (Mandres, Cyprus) and Haspolat (Mia Milia) regions.


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and contiguous, and in the center of the neighborhood is a historic fountain. Still a residential area, the neighborhood is considered to be one of the best representations of the Cypriot culture. Further south, next to the Ledra Street checkpoint, is the Arasta area. The area

was pedestrianized in 2013 and is home to a network of historic shopping streets, reflecting an eastern shopping tradition with food and traditional items. The area is frequented by tourists.

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: The Kyrenia Gate and the İnönü Square, Selimiye Mosque (Selimiye Mosque (Nicosia)), historical Samanbahçe neighborhood, the Büyük Han, Bedesten, Sarayönü (Atatürk Square) and the Venetian Column, the entertainment center of Dereboyu (Mehmet Akif Avenue), the Near East Medical School (Near East University), part of North Nicosia skyline at night image_flag flag_size image_seal Nicosia municipal logo - Turkey.jpg seal_size


name spd1 The quarters of Nicosia outside the walled city are more spacious than the walled city, with wider roads and junctions. These areas are characterized by multi-floor concrete buildings. In the outskirts of the city, a number large and imposing villas have been built that belong to the middle and upper-classes


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of the Turkish Anadolu University, along with two vocational schools (Atatürk Academy of Teachers and the Police Academy) that are equivalent to universities. As of the 2014-2015 educational year, North Nicosia is home to a student population of over 34,000; Near East University is the largest university in Northern Cyprus with 25,068 students; Cyprus International University has 8324 students and the University of Mediterranean Karpasia has 632.

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are hindered by an international sports embargo. It was also part of the annual Cyprus Rally in 2014, which garnered huge popular attention and attracted crowds.

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: print.php?news 140194 publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 4 January 2015 North Nicosia is home to several sports venues. The center of sports in the city is considered to be the Atatürk Sports Complex, home of the Nicosia Atatürk Stadium, which is the biggest stadium in the island with a capacity of 28,000 people. The stadium is the home of Çetinkaya and Yenicami.

North Nicosia

'''North Nicosia''' or '''Northern Nicosia''' ( ) is the capital and largest city of the ''de facto'' state of Northern Cyprus. It is the northern part of the divided city of Nicosia and is governed by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality. As of 2011, North Nicosia had a population of 61,378 and a metropolitan area with a population of 82,539.

Following the intercommunal violence (Cypriot intercommunal violence) of the 1960s, the capital of Republic of Cyprus was divided between the island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and north respectively in 1963. indley, Dan. Promoting peace with information: transparency as a tool of security regimes (2007) Princeton University Press, p.87 A coup by the Greek military junta in an attempt to unite the island with Greece in 1974 led to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and the international community considers North Nicosia to be under Turkish occupation since then.

The city is the economic, political and cultural center of Northern Cyprus, with many shops, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a historic walled city and a modern metropolitan area, with the Dereboyu (Dereboyu Avenue) region as its center of business and entertainment. Described as a city with high levels of welfare, it has seen great urban growth and development in the 21st century, including the construction of new highways and high-rises. It hosts a significant number of tourists and a variety of cultural activities, including its international festivals of theater and music. With a student population over 34,000, North Nicosia is an important center of education and research and is home to three universities, of which the Near East University is the biggest.

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