Larnaca


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Larnaca

(lär`nəkə), town (1992 pop. 43,622), SE Cyprus, on Larnaca Bay. It is a port and district administrative center. Chemicals, refined oil, and salt are important products. The modern section of the town occupies the site of ancient CitiumCitium
, ancient city of Cyprus, on the southeast coast, the modern Larnaca; also called Cition. Of Mycenaean origins, it was a major port with valuable saltworks and an important center under Phoenician and Assyrian rulers. It is identical with the biblical Kittim. Zeno was born there.
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. There is a tradition that St. Lazarus settled in Larnaca after his resurrection and became its first bishop. In the town is a fort built by the Turks in 1625.
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Larnaca municipal secretary, LefterisEmpedocles, 57, was found guilty on Friday of theft, obtaining money under false pretences and money laundering after taking e1/435,000 from a businessman to sort out building code infractions.
The newly built Radisson Blu Hotel in Larnaca has officially opened its doors as Cyprus' first business hotel.
The main problems holding back Larnaca tourism were discussed at a meeting between deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios and the Larnaca tourism board (Etap).
Larnaca authorities and local businesses are bracing themselves as negotiations over a e1/4400 mln investment for the development of the town's port and marina hangs in the balance.
The group currently operated one hotel in Larnaca, the Radisson Blu Hotel.
A 25-year-old was remanded for eight days on suspicion of attacking a 22-year-old and 24-year-old in Larnaca on Sunday, stealing a sum of e1/41,850.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, will boost frequency and capacity to Larnaca from 1st July 2014, adding depth to its expanding network, while enhancing connectivity over its Abu Dhabi hub.
After days of heavy rainfall, water cuts were imposed in Nicosia, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos on Thursday as the violent seas caused by storms damaged desalination plants, leaving water boards with limited stocks.
Qatar Airways introduced its inaugural flight to Larnaca on Tuesday, making Cyprus the airline's 138th destination from Doha, as other Middle Eastern carriers have also increased capacity to the island.