Pedieos

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Pedieos
Πεδιαίος/Πιθκιάς (Greek): Kanlı Dere (Turkish)
Origin Troodos Mountains
Mouth Famagusta Bay
Length 100 km
Mouth elevation 0m
Eos in her chariot flying over the sea

The Pedieos (also Pediaios or Pediaeus or Pithkias; Greek: Πεδιαίος/Πιθκιάς, Turkish: Kanlı Dere) is the longest river in Cyprus. The river originates in the Troodos Mountains close to Machairas Monastery and flows northeast across the Mesaoria plains, through the capital city Nicosia. It then steers east, meeting the sea at Famagusta Bay close to the ancient Greek city of Salamis.

The river has a total length of approximately 100 km. An 18 km stretch of the river banks, in and around Nicosia, has been turned into pedestrian walkways.[1] There are two dams constructed along the river, the largest one at Tamassos built in 2002.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonidou, Leo (July 8, 2007). "River path to get a big extension". Cyprus Mail. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Dams of Cyprus" (pdf). Euro-Mediterranean Information System. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 

Coordinates: 35°10′N 33°55′E / 35.167°N 33.917°E / 35.167; 33.917