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Nic·o·si·a

 (nĭk′ə-sē′ə)
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.
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Nicosia

(ˌnɪkəˈsiːə; -ˈsɪə)
n
(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
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Nic•o•si•a

(ˌnɪk əˈsi ə)

n.
the capital of Cyprus, in the central part. 164,500.
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Noun1.Nicosia - the capital and largest city of CyprusNicosia - the capital and largest city of Cyprus
Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
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Nicosia

[ˌnɪkəʊˈsiːə] NNicosia f
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Nicosia

[ˌnɪkəˈsiːə] nNicosie
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Nicosia

[ˌnɪkəˈsiːə] nNicosia
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References in periodicals archive ?
The multi-layered heritage of the walled city remains from the ancient Roman Ledra city-state, the PtolemaicLefkothea, the Middle Ages and Venetian fortified Lefkosia, the Ottoman Lefkosha and the British Nicosia.
After the failure of the Annan plan, whereby 76 percent of the Greek Cypriots rejected the UN proposal for unification in April 2004, the Turkish elite perceived "everything" as "recognizing independence." In reality, the situation was different -- even because of the direct flight from Baku to Lefkosha, the Cyprus Republic blocked all the countries of the South Caucasus from starting negotiations on the European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan in time.