From top, left to right: Athinon Avenue, Larnaca Castle, Larnaca Salt Lake and the Hala Sultan Tekke, the Church of Saint Lazarus
Location in Cyprus
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Andreas Vyras (AKEL)|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|The urban population is the aggregate of the populations of Larnaca, Aradippou, Livadia, Dromolaxia, and Meneou|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code||+357 24|
Larnaca (pronounced //) (Greek: Λάρνακα, romanized: Lárnaka [ˈlarnaka]; Turkish: Larnaka) is a city on the south east coast of Cyprus and the capital of the district of the same name. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with a metro population of 144,200 in 2015.
Larnaca is known for its palm-tree seafront also called Finikoudes (Greek: Φινικούδες) as well as the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kamares Aqueduct, and Larnaca Castle. It is built on the ruins of ancient Citium, which was the birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zeno. Larnaca is home to the country's primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina.