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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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Etkinlikler Gazimagusa halkinin katiliminin da saglanmasi ve universite ve belediye isbirliginin guclendirilmesi icin Gazimagusa Belediyesi'yle birlikte duzenlendi.
The preliminary results indicate that the TRNC capital Lefkosa had 98,739 residents, Gazimagusa 69,273 residents, Girne 72,284 residents, Guzelyurt 31,254 residents and Iskele 23,356 residents.
These wells will be opened for the purpose of both oil and natural gas discoveries and drillings in Gazimagusa will contribute in a major way to (our understanding of the validity of) offshore drilling in northern Cyprus, said Yildiz.
assistant professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, TRNC; e-mail: <gokhan.
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Karatepe, Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Tourism, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, TRNC Via Mersin 10, Turkey.
GAZIMAGUSA, September 27, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's European Union (EU) minister and chief negotiator said on Tuesday that nobody could claim unilateral rights on common resources and goods of Cyprus.
GAZIMAGUSA, Jul 21, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu on Wednesday vowed to act in solidarity with Turkey, saying "Turkish Cypriots are not alone.
GAZIMAGUSA, Jul 21, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Turkey would do anything in its power to extend support for the economic development of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
GAZIMAGUSA, July 20, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu on Wednesday vowed to act in solidarity with Turkey, saying "Turkish Cypriots are not alone.