Famagusta District

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Coordinates: 35°20′N 33°52′E / 35.333°N 33.867°E / 35.333; 33.867

Map of Cyprus showing Famagusta district

Famagusta District is one of the six districts of Cyprus. Its main town is the island's most important port, Famagusta. The city of Famagusta is currently controlled by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and functions as the administrative center of the Gazimağusa District of Northern Cyprus.

A district administration in "exile" exists on the Republic of Cyprus-controlled part of the island. This part of the district has a population of 37,738 inhabitants (2001).[1][needs update]

Most of the district has been under Turkish control since the 1974 invasion. Since then, the northeastern section, including the Karpasia Peninsula, has been administered separately as the İskele District, a division not recognized by the Republic of Cyprus and the UN.

Cape Greco, also known as Capo Greco (Italian; Greek: Κάβο Γκρέκο "Greek cape"), is a headland in the southeastern part of the district. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is frequently visited by many tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected costal nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view amazing sights out to sea. According to local legend, it is also the home of the Ayia Napa sea monster.

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  1. ^ Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus (MS Excel), 2001 Population Census

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