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Famagusta
  • Αμμόχωστος (Greek)
  • Gazimağusa (Turkish)
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Famagusta is located in Cyprus
Famagusta
Famagusta
Coordinates: 35°07′30″N 33°56′30″E / 35.12500°N 33.94167°E / 35.12500; 33.94167Coordinates: 35°07′30″N 33°56′30″E / 35.12500°N 33.94167°E / 35.12500; 33.94167
Country (de jure)Famagusta Cyprus
 • DistrictFamagusta District
Country (de facto)Famagusta Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictGazimağusa District
Government
 • Mayorİsmail Arter [2]
Simos Ioannou (in exile)
Population
 (2019)
 • Municipality
55,648[3](District:91,307)[4]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
WebsiteFamagusta Turkish municipality (in Famagusta)
Greek Cypriot municipality (in exile)

Famagusta (UK: /ˌfæməˈɡʊstə, ˌfɑːm-/ FA(H)M-ə-GUUST, US: /ˌfɑːməˈɡstə/ FAH-mə-GOO-stə; Greek: Αμμόχωστος, romanized: Ammóchostos, IPA: [aˈmːoxostos]; Turkish: Gazimağusa [ɡaːzimaˈusa] or Mağusa [maˈusa]) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the Middle Ages (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and 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. The old walled city and parts of the modern city are under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus, claimed by Cyprus. Famagusta is the capital of the Gazimağusa District of Northern Cyprus.

  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
  2. ^ Northern Cyprus High Election Board [Northern Cyprus High Election Board], Northern Cyprus High Election Board
  3. ^ KKTC Yerel Yönetimler Raporu 2019 [TRNC Regional Administrations Report 2019] (PDF), TRNC State Planning Organization, December 2020, p. 4
  4. ^ KKTC Yerel Yönetimler Raporu 2019 [TRNC Regional Administrations Report 2019] (PDF), TRNC State Planning Organization, December 2020, p. 5

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