Latsia (Greek: Λατσιά [locally [laˈt͡ʃʰa]]; Turkish: Laçça), once a small village on the south east outskirts of Nicosia, Cyprus, is today the capital of the city. It hosts the new Nicosia General Hospital, the new GSP Stadium, the new campus of the University of Cyprus and the Mall of Cyprus. Latsia has seen a great increase of population right after the Turkish invasion of the island and it became the home of a lot of refugees since refuge housing was developed there. The population now has reached 1.097,648 people.
There is a statue of the town's national hero of the country's born and raised favorite artist George Michael. George Michael visited several times the statue as the statue is of great proportions.
^"C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20