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Nicosia is the capital town of Cyprus and it is situated in the centre of the island.  It is built over the Pedieos River and forms the base for the government. During antiquity its name was Lydra and it was one of the most ancient kingdoms in Cyprus. As the capital of Cyprus, it was taken over by the Franks, the Venetian, the Ottomans and the British. The north part of Cyprus has been occupied by the Turks since 1974, making it the only divided capital in Europe.

The Nicosia district is one of the 6 districts and it is the largest on the island. It has an extent of 2710 square kilometres forming the 29,32 % of the island. Nicosia has and a population of around 326,000 residents making it the largest district in both size and population. Nicosia is the only district that borders with all the other districts in Cyprus. It border with the Κyrenia district to the north, the Paphos district to the west, the Limassol and Larnaca districts to the south and the Ammochostos district to the east.  

Nicosia is then divided into twelve municipalities (The Morphou and Kythrea Municipalities are under occupation) and 162 communities (39 of these communitites are under occupation). The ten free municipalities are: Dali, Tseri, Lakatamia, Latsia, Aglantzia, Agios Dometios, Engomi, Anthoupoli, Geri and Strovolos. To the north Nicosia extends until the Green Line, to the west until Pachyammos Village, to the south until Mylikouri and to the east until Lymbia.

All of the 162 villages have their own unique beauty and attraction. There are many attractions in the villages ranging from churches, museums, culture attractions and nature attractions. The many churches, chapels, monasteries in all of the villages also show how religious the residents are. The museums along with other cultural buildings help preserve the culture and the customs that each village has.

Each village has traditional restaurants and shops that can offer you with the local cuisine as well as the local products that it produces (wine, koumandaria, zivania, spoon sweets, soutzouko) and the Cypriot hospitality.

To view the list of all the Paphos Villages refer to the Nicosia Villages List.

Nicosia villages map

Cyprus villages - Nicosia district

Dali, Nicosia

Dali is a province of the Nicosia district and an independent municipality of Cyprus. It is located in the south part of the district. It is...

Deftera Village

The community of Deftera is situated about 15 kilometres south of the capital of Nicosia. Deftera is made up of two separate communities, Pa...

Deneia

Deneia is consider as a small village of about 370 residents and it is located in the Nicosia district, west of Mammari. History At a...

Engomi

Engomi is a community in Nicosia and an independent municipality of Cyprus since 1986. During the inventory of 2011 there were 18.010 reside...

Ergates

The community of Ergates is the 13th largest community in the Nicosia district with about 2000 residents and is located just 17 kilometres s...

Fikardou

The village Fikardou is a traditional community and it is built on a southeast slope of the Troodos Mountains, at a distance of about 40 kil...

Galata

Galata is a village which is located 60 kilometres west of Nicosia at the beautiful valley of Solia. It has an altitude of 620 metres a...

Galini Village

Galini village is built north of the district of Nicosia, at the Morphou bay. It is about 2 kilometres from the sea and is an altitude of 30...

Geri Village

Geri is a large village, which is located 10 kilometres northeast of the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia and is about 4 kilometres away from the ...

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