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
Ataturk Stadium.jpg thumb left Nicosia Atatürk Stadium thumb right CIU Arena, the sports complex of the Cyprus International University that is the largest in Northern Cyprus (File:CIU Arena Basketball.jpg) Football is a popular sport in North Nicosia. The city hosts four out of the fourteen teams of the Turkish Cypriot Süper Lig (Birinci Lig), the top football division in Northern Cyprus: Çetinkaya (Çetinkaya Türk S.K.), Yenicami (Yenicami Ağdelen S.K.), Küçük Kaymaklı (Küçük Kaymaklı Türk S.K.) and Gönyeli (Gönyeli S.K.).
KULTUR_SANAT publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 2 January 2015 Nicosia Turkish Municipality founded its Nicosia Municipal Orchestra in 1987. Since then, the orchestra has grown and developed several branches, including the Children's Choir, Folk Music Choir, Pop Orchestra, Latin Orchestra and the Chamber Music Orchestra, with about 90 participants, most of whom are volunteers. The orchestra frequently delivers concerts and participates in big musical festivals held in the country
accessdate 1 January 2015 and is active in several branches. The CIU Arena of the Cyprus International University has a total area of 22500 square meters and is the biggest integrated sports complex in Northern Cyprus. It hosts an indoor sports hall, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and other facilities from
three kinds of high schools: state-owned highschools (lise) that teach in Turkish, state-owned "colleges" (kolej) that teach in English and private high schools. The Türk Maarif Koleji is a state-owned high school with over 1000 students that teaches in English, was established in 1964 and prepares students for the British educational system. <
a modern sports hall and a health and wellness campus covering more than 2000 square meters.
: www.kibrispostasi.com 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.
: www.kibrispostasi.com 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.
: 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
publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 2 January 2015 Fine arts The city has fine arts institutions at university levels, with the fine arts faculties of the Near East University and Cyprus International University. The universities contribute to the artistic culture of the city by participating in exhibitions and competitions, and students are involved in creating artistic depictions of Nicosia.
; In 2014, the university built the Park Near East on an area of 220000 thousand square metres, and the concerts of Deep Purple and Turkish bands such as Yüksek Sadakat drew tens of thousands of spectators from Cyprus and Turkey. During the festival, the Moscow State Ballet also performed in the university. It also hosts the annual Rock 'n Cyprus festival, at which bands from Turkey perform,
'''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.