Famagusta

What is Famagusta known for?


industry based


sports football

Direct charter flights between Poland and North Cyprus started on 20 June 2011. Poland - North Cyprus Direct charter flights The seaports in Famagusta and Kyrenia have been declared closed to all


art work

, Famagusta, Cyprus death_date DATE OF BIRTH 31 January 1940 PLACE OF BIRTH Achna, Famagusta, Cyprus DATE OF DEATH thumb Chris Achilleos on Polcon (Image:Chris Achilleos-Polcon2007.jpg) 2007 '''Chris Achilleos''' (born 1947) is a painter (Painting) and illustrator who specialises in fantasy artwork and glamour (glamour (presentation)) illustration. Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, his family emigrated to the United Kingdom


modern architectural

Nicosia, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. These are not the same as those of Northern Cyprus. class "wikitable" Administrative divisions 6 districts; Famagusta (Ammochostos), Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol (Lemesos), Nicosia (Lefkosia), Paphos; note - occupied area's administrative divisions include Kyrenia, all but a small part of Famagusta (Ammochostos), and small parts of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Larnaca. The economic achievements of Cyprus during the preceding decades have been significant, bearing in mind the severe economic and social dislocation created by the Turkish invasion (Turkish invasion of Cyprus) of 1974 and the continuing occupation of the northern part of the island by Turkey. The Turkish invasion inflicted a serious blow to the Cyprus economy and in particular to agriculture, tourism (Tourism in Cyprus), mining and quarrying: 70 percent of the island’s wealth-producing resources were lost, the tourist industry lost 65 percent of its hotels and tourist accommodation, the industrial sector lost 46 percent, and mining and quarrying lost 56 percent of production. The loss of the port of Famagusta, which handled 83 percent of the general cargo, and the closure of Nicosia International Airport, in the buffer zone (United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus), were additional setbacks. thumb left Downtown Nicosia by night. (File:Spectacular view of Nicosia by night, Cyprus.JPG) Yuri Gagarin was elected an honorary citizen of the cities of Kaluga, Novozybkov, Novocherkassk, Lyubertsy, Sumqayit, Smolensk


political support

of Cyprus . Marriage, Death and Succession In Venice, on July 30, 1468, seeking political support, he married a 14-year old Venetian, Catherine Cornaro, by proxy. She finally travelled to Cyprus and married in person at Famagusta in October or November, 1472. James died a few months later, amidst some suspicion that he might have been poisoned by agents of Venice (Republic of Venice), possibly by Catherine's uncles. According to his will, Caterina, who was pregnant, became regent


historical architecture

. 453 * Magusa.org (English). Official website of Famagusta. * Smith, William (William Smith (lexicographer)) (1854). ''Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography''. s.v. Arsinoe Documenatary Film: "The Stones of Famagusta: the Story of a Forgotten City" (2008; 70 min.). An award winning documentary film on the history and historical architecture of Famagusta. See also the field guide Allan Langdale, "In a Contested Realm

: An Illustrated Guide to the Archaeology and Historical Architecture of Northern Cyprus,"(Grimsay Press, 2012). ;Endnotes (Category:Famagusta) Category:11th-century BC establishments Category:Ancient Greek cities Category:Ancient


dance shows

. Currently, it enjoys industry based on tourism, service, and education. It has a 115-acre free port (List of free ports). ''Guide to Foreign Investors'' (2004), TRNC State Planning Organization, p. 18-19. Culture Every year, the International Famagusta Art and Culture Festival is organized in Famagusta. Concerts, dance shows and theater plays take place during the festival.


quality products

7% of the total of the country, Famagusta by 1974 accounted for over 10% of the total industrial employment and production of Cyprus, concentrating mainly on light industry compatible with its activity as a tourist resort and turning out high quality products ranging from food, beverages and tobacco, to clothing, footwear, plastics, light machinery and transport equipment. As capital of the largest administrative district of the country, the town was the administrative, commercial, service


painting+poetry

the most fertile kind of cultural activity in the area, with Famagusta as its hub and centre. Painting, poetry, music and drama were finding expression in innumerable exhibitions, folk art festivals and plays enacted in the nearby-reconstructed ruins of the ancient Greek theatre of Salamis. There has not been an official census since 1960 but the population of the town in 1974 was estimated to be around 60,000 not counting about 12,000–15,000 persons commuting daily from the surrounding villages and suburbs to work in Famagusta. This population would swell during the peak summer tourist period to about 90,000–100,000 with the influx of tourists from numerous European countries (Europe), mainly Britain (United Kingdom), France, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. 1974 During the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 14 August 1974 the Mesaoria plain was overrun by Turkish tanks and Famagusta bombed by Turkish aircraft. In two days the Turkish Army occupied the city, which had been completely evacuated by its Greek Cypriot population, who had fled into surrounding fields before the army's arrival. Most believed that once the initial violence calmed down they would be allowed to return.


architectural history

not occupied (Turkish invasion of Cyprus) by Turkish (Turkey) forces in 1974. Ayia Napa is about from Protaras (Paralimni#Protaras), a town that has recently seen similar development, but still manages to remain low-key and remains more favourable for families and Cypriot locals. * Cleanup needed (updated by bot) ** 158 - 20th century, Aguamania, Aisle, André Jacob Roubo, ArchiLab, Architectural history, Architectural style, Architecture

Famagusta

'''Famagusta''' ) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. ''De facto'', it is the capital of the Gazimağusa District of Northern Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia (Nicosia District), and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the medieval period (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa (Republic of Genoa) and Venice (Republic of Venice)), Famagusta was the island's most important port city, and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe.

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