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 (fä′mə-go͞o′stə, făm′ə-)
A city of eastern Cyprus on the Bay of Famagusta, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. Famagusta was a refugee center for Christians after Acre fell to the Saracens (1291).


(Placename) a port in E Cyprus, on Famagusta Bay: became one of the richest cities in Christendom in the 14th century. Pop: 35 453 (2006)


(ˌfɑ məˈgu stə)

a seaport on the E coast of Cyprus, on an inlet of the Mediterranean. 42,500.
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In the final game of the group, two sides that have improved considerably in recent weeks, Nea Salamina and Pafos FC, clash at the Ammochostos stadium.
Begin the journey in the Ammochostos (Famagusta) area to visit the farming villages that are collectively known as 'Kokkinochoria'.
Following a license agreement signed with the Cyprus Ports Authority, VTS has serviced over 80 vessels at the VTTV jetty and has invested EUR 15 mln in two new ASD tugboats - VTS Keryneia and VTS Ammochostos unique to Cyprus and region.
On the day of the office's launch, Venmore Property Overseas welcomed Brian and Pauline Nuttall, Trish Keoghan and Jeff Byrne, who have bought a property in the Ammochostos development on the east coast of Cyprus.
In the same Ammochostos region, just 12km along the road in fact, nestles a little gem in the shape of Pernera on the outskirts of Protaras.
Despite creating a host of chances Apollon were unable to beat Nea Salamina's goalkeeper Robert Veselovsky and had to settle for a point at the Ammochostos stadium.
As part of the operation, VTS provided towage, mooring, berthing and un-berthing services through its two new, ASD tugboats, VTS Keryneia and VTS Ammochostos.
Apoel have their own injury concerns with Efraim, Bertoglio, Milanov and long-term absentee Ioannou all out of Saturday's visit to the Ammochostos stadium.
Mathaiou said that the Paphos protest is supported by lifeguards in Limassol, Larnaca and Ammochostos, who will also strike in two weeks if the needs of Paphos are not met.
Today evokes grim memories as 39 years ago, Turkey went ahead with the second phase of its barbaric military invasion in Cyprus, violating all regulations of international law and the UN Charter, even if a ceasefire had been agreed, occupying with the use of weapons, a large part of Mesaoria, Ammochostos, Karpasia and a large part of Morphou".
Karmiotissa, the other team in danger and currently level on points with Aris, have a tough home game against group leaders Ermis Aradippou while the final game of the weekend is between Nea Salamina and Ethnikos Achnas at the Ammochostos stadium.
The list includes another four Cypriot football clubs, Anorthosis Ammochostos which ranked 317th, Omonia FC Lefkosia which ranked 334th, Apollon FC Lemesos which ranked 901st and AEK Larnaka which ranked 992nd.