Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia (2009)
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Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia (2009)

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Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia was originally constructed during 1209 and 1228 as the Saint Sophia Cathedral. The Kings of Cyprus were crowned here until the Venetians took control of the island in 1489. This ancient building is the chief mosque in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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Imagini apropiate de Nicosia

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A: shops agiou dimitriou str

de dimitris Ketsetzidis, la distanta de 510 metri

a road agiou dimitriou street in nicosia , shops

shops agiou dimitriou str

B: byzantinisches Museum Nikosia

de Volker Uhl, la distanta de 790 metri

byzantinisches Museum Nikosia

C: palouriotissa land

de dimitris Ketsetzidis, la distanta de 930 metri

a land in lordou vironos str palouriotissa

palouriotissa land

D: basketball

de dimitris Ketsetzidis, la distanta de 950 metri

basket pall in park aglatzias

basketball

E: north gate aglatzia park

de dimitris Ketsetzidis, la distanta de 970 metri

is north gate aglatzias park

north gate aglatzia park

F: Kints park

de dimitris Ketsetzidis, la distanta de 990 metri

Kints park

G: Propylaion 25 27 Nicosia Panorama

de GEORGE TOFARIDES, la 1.0 km distanta

A scenery of building and nature integration, taken at Nicosia's quiet neighborhood. Notice the contr...

Propylaion 25 27 Nicosia Panorama

H: Street View in Old Town of Nicosia

de Kirill Makarov, la 1.1 km distanta

Street View in Old Town of Nicosia with old Coca-Cola banner on top of the building.

Street View in Old Town of Nicosia

I: Lefkosia Border - Barricaded Street

de Gary Quigg, la 1.1 km distanta

This is one of the barricaded streets which forms part of the border in the walled (and divided) city...

Lefkosia Border - Barricaded Street

J: Leffkosia - Weaving Mill Cafe

de Gary Quigg, la 1.1 km distanta

The weaving Mill cafe in Lefkosia offers a welcome respite from the heat when walking around the city...

Leffkosia - Weaving Mill Cafe

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Nicosia

Aceasta este un ansamblu a Nicosia

Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia (Greek: Λευκωσία, Turkish: Lefkoşa), is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. It is located on the River Pedieos and situated almost in the centre of the island, it is the seat of government as well as the main business centre. Nicosia is the capital of the Nicosia District. Following the intercommunal violence of the 1960s, the capital was divided between the island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and north respectively. An attempted coup to unite the island with Greece in 1974 led to a Turkish invasion, leaving the capital divided since then, with Turkish Cypriots claiming the north as the capital of their own state, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (recognised only by Turkey). On 3 April 2008, as part of efforts to reunify the island, a symbolic wall dividing the two communities at Ledra Street was opened. South of the Green Line, the population of the city is 270,000 (late 2004), while a further 84,893 live in the north.[1] Nicosia is important commercially with many shops, two modern shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment. The city is a trade centre and manufactures textiles, leather, pottery, plastic, and other products. Copper mines are nearby. Nicosia is the seat of the University of Cyprus (UCY) and four other universities.

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