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Paphos
  • Πάφος (Greek)
  • Baf (Turkish)
City and municipality
Port of Paphos on the lower half of the picture, with boats docked on it, and on the upper half, a view of the city of Paphos
Port of Paphos
The Modern Aphrodite Sculpture nearby the Castle of Paphos
Modern Aphrodite Sculpture
The ancient castle in Paphos
Paphos Castle
View of the Paphos Municipal Library, with the plaza infront
Municipal Library
A view of the entrance to the Markideo Theatre in Paphos
Markideio Theatre
Aerial view of Paphos
View of Paphos
Official seal of Paphos
Paphos is located in Cyprus
Paphos
Paphos
Paphos is located in Europe
Paphos
Paphos
Paphos is located in West and Central Asia
Paphos
Paphos
Coordinates: 34°46′N 32°25′E / 34.767°N 32.417°E / 34.767; 32.417
CountryPaphos Cyprus
DistrictPaphos District
Government
 • MayorPhedonas Phedonos (DISY)[1]
Elevation
75 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • City and municipality35,961
 • Urban
63,600
 • District
90,200
Demonym(s)Pafitis, Baflı
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EST)
Post code
8010-8049[3]
Area code26
Major airport(s)Paphos International Airport
Websitepafos.org.cy
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaCultural: iii, vi
Reference79
Inscription1980 (4th Session)
Area162.0171 ha

Paphos (/ˈpæfɒs/ PAF-oss; Greek: Πάφος [ˈpafos]; Turkish: Baf;[4]) is a coastal city in southwest Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In classical antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today known as Kouklia,[5] and New Paphos.[6] It is the fourth-largest city in the country, after Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca, with an urban population of 63,600 in 2018.[2]

The current city of Paphos lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km (30 mi) west of Limassol (the biggest port on the island), both of which are connected by the A6 highway. Paphos International Airport is the country's second-largest airport, and is a gateway to western and southern Cyprus. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island.

In 1980, Paphos was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its ancient architecture, mosaics, and ancient religious importance.[7] It was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017 along with Aarhus.

  1. ^ "Phedonas Phedonos".
  2. ^ a b "Population of Cities in Cyprus (2018)". World population review 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "A list of all Cyprus postcodes". cypruspostcodes.eurocyinnovations.com. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  4. ^ Peler, Gökçe Yükselen; Arıklı, Güven (2019). Rauf Denktaş ve Fazıl Küçük: I. Uluslararası Kıbrıs Araştırmaları Sempozyumu. Istanbul: Hiperyayın. p. 32. ISBN 9786052815076. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  5. ^ Old Paphos, in Ancient Greek: Πάφος παλαιά, Ptol. v. 14. § 1; or, in one word, Παλαίπαφος, Strabo xiv. p. 683; Palaepafos, Plin. v. 31. s. 35)
  6. ^ New Paphos in Ancient Greek (Πάφος Νέα, Ptol. l. c.; Nea Pafos, Plin. l. c.. The name of Paphos, without any adjunct, is used by poets and writers of prose to denote both Old and New Paphos, but with this distinction, to ancient prose writers it commonly means New Paphos, whilst for the ancient poets it generally signifies Old Paphos, the seat of the cult of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. In inscriptions, also, both towns are called Πάφος. This indiscriminate use sometimes produces ambiguity, especially in the Latin prose authors.
  7. ^ "Paphos". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2021.

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