"Lefke" redirects here. For the town in Marmara, Turkey, previously called Lefke, see Osmaneli
Lefka (Greek: Λεύκα; Turkish: Lefke) is a town in Cyprus, overlooking Morphou Bay. De facto, it is under the control of Northern Cyprus. In 2011, the town-proper had 3,009 inhabitants.
Lefka is known for its citrus fruits and mines. It is the site of the European University of Lefke.
During the Venetian period in Cyprus, Lefka was dominated by Catholics of Italian descent. Turks migrated to Lefka during Ottoman rule.
Asil Nadir and Nil Burak were born in Lefka. The city houses the tomb of Nazim al-Haqqani, spiritual head of the Haqqani branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order, died on 7 May, 2014.
Places of interest
Landscape in Lefka: The town is home to many palm trees
Twin towns – sister cities
Lefka is twinned with: