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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Much-troubled Anorthosis face Ermis Aradippou, with Omonia travelling to the Ammochostos stadium to face lowly Nea Salamina, with the home side desperate for the points.
The population in the district of Lefkosia (Nicosia) was 315,400 at the end of 2009, it was 44,800 in in Ammochostos (Famagusta), 134,400 in Larnaka, 230,800 in Lemesos (Limasso) and 77,800 in Pafos.
Champions APOEL travel to the Ammochostos stadium to take on Nea Salamina.
AEZ opted for the Ammochostos stadium, home of Nea Salamina, while Karmiotissa have gone for AEK's brand new stadium, The Arena, both of which are located in Larnaca.
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.
Politis likewise found it ironic that the four bleachers at the Tassos Papadopoulos arena are named after occupied areas: Kyrenia, Ammochostos (Famagusta), Karpasia and Morfou.
The 16 complainants were among a number of property owners who saw their land acquired by the government in November, as part of the redevelopment of the Aglandjia, Larnaca and Ammochostos avenues, Dilinos said.
What has triggered the writing of this article was an event that was staged at the " Hadjihambis " theatre, in Ammochostos, in the year 1954 or, possibly, 1955, when, at the tender age of 10, I found myself reciting a poem by Ioannis Polemis (1862-1924).
He said that the collapse in Ammochostos Street was not the first.
The Tsirion stadium will also host the Limassol derby between Aris and Apollon on Sunday, while Nea Salamina and Omonia will battle it out at the Ammochostos stadium.
AEK will be looking to extend their perfect away record as they take on Anorthosis at the Ammochostos stadium.
Nea Salamina came back from behind to defeat Ermis at the Ammochostos stadium.