Nicosia(redirected from Lefkòsia)
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The capital and largest city of Cyprus, in the north-central part of the island. Founded probably before the seventh century bc, it fell to the Venetians in 1489 and the Turks in 1571. It became the capital when Cyprus gained independence in 1960.
(Placename) the capital of Cyprus, in the central part on the Pedieos River: capital since the 10th century. Pop (Greek and Turkish): 211 000 (2005 est). Greek name: Levkosia or Leukosia Turkish name: Lefkoşa
Nic•o•si•a(ˌnɪk əˈsi ə)
the capital of Cyprus, in the central part. 164,500.