Saturday, 24 September 2011

Nicosia Draft Town Text (dmb)

Nicosia (Λευκωσία (Greek) Lefkoşa (Turkish)) is the sadly divided capital of Cyprus.
The town is close to the centre of the island in the Mesaoria Plain,150 mtrs above sea level. The Old City of Nicosia (Lefcosia) is surrounded by a complete circular wall with 11 heart-shaped symmetric bastions and three gates. They were built by the Venetians between 1567 and 1570 in their attempt to fortify the city against the Ottoman invasion.

Town Websites:
Greek Nicosia capital of Cyprus:http://www.nicosia.org.cy/
Turkish side, Capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (unrecognized): not found

Baedeker 1914: Konstantinopel und Klein Asien (G) p467-469, map 467