Famagusta

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Famagusta

(fämägo͞o`stä), Gr. Ammochostos, city (1992 pop. 30,798), E Cyprus, on Famagusta Bay. An important port and a Turkish administrative center, the city was completely evacuated in 1974 when Turkey invaded the island. Before 1974 the majority of the population had been Greek Cypriots. Farming is the main occupation, and there are other light industries. Famagusta occupies the site of ancient Arsinoë, built (3d cent. B.C.) by Ptolemy IIPtolemy II
(Ptolemy Philadelphus) , c.308–246 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (285–246 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy I and Berenice (c.340–281 B.C.). He continued his father's efforts to make Alexandria the cultural center of the Greek world.
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. After the fall (1291) of Acre (see AkkoAkko
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, Fr. Saint-Jean d'Acre, Arab. Acca, city (1994 pop. 45,300), NW Israel, a port on the Bay of Haifa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). Its manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, and textiles. The city was captured (A.D.
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) to the Saracens, Christian refugees greatly increased the city's wealth. The seat (15th–16th cent.) of the Venetian governors of Cyprus, it was strongly fortified by the Venetians; the governor's palace, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and many churches testify to its medieval splendor. As a British naval base the city was heavily bombed in World War II, and from 1946 to 1948 a British internment camp for illegal Jewish immigrants to Palestine was maintained near the city. Famagusta is thought to be the scene of Acts II through V of Shakespeare's Othello.

Famagusta

a port in E Cyprus, on Famagusta Bay: became one of the richest cities in Christendom in the 14th century. Pop.: 67 167 (1994)
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Ermis Aradippou continued their revival under Cypriot coach Nikki Papavassiliou by defeating Nea Salamina at the Ammochostos stadium.
The 39-year-old woman was referred by the Ammochostos District Court on Wednesday.
By district, the number of new dwellings is distributed as follows: Lefkosia (Nicosia) 4,788, Ammochostos (Famagusta) 1,847, Larnaka 3,575, Lemesos (Limassol) 3,981 and Pafos 4,004.
APOEL, just one point clear of Apollon, know that tough tackling Othellos will not throw in the towel without a fight while Apollon will have to be at their best if they want to leave the Ammochostos stadium with all three points against Nea Salamina.
In the last game of the weekend Nea Salamina and Omonia shared the spoils at the Ammochostos stadium.
AEL meanwhile escaped from the Ammochostos stadium with all three points thanks largely to their goalkeeper Romero who produced a string of fine saves in the first half to thwart the Salamina forward line, and especially Chidi.
Last season's runner up AEL travel to Larnaca to face Nea Salamina at the Ammochostos stadium.
The Constantia and Ammochostos Bishopric announced that anyone interested in participating in the liturgy could contact their offices.
In a game of little or no interest, the leaders of the bottom group Nea Salamina entertain second-placed AEK Larnaca at the Ammochostos stadium.
Anyone interested in participating can contact Famagusta municipality at 357 25 33 97 57, + 357 25 38 40 7 or email at ammochostos.
Second-placed APOEL maintained the pressure on AEL with a slender 2-1 win over Ermis Aradippou at the Ammochostos stadium.
Third placed Apollonas face a tricky tie against unpredicatable Nea Salamina at the Ammochostos stadium but should prove too strong for the home side.