Larnaca (CY)

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Squared circle in 1893
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Larnaca (Greek: Λάρνακα [ˈlarnaka]; Turkish: Larnaka) is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the eponymous district. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol. The urban population (84,900 inhabitants in 2015) is the aggregate of the populations of Larnaca, Aradippou, Livadia, Dromolaxia, and Meneou.

Larnaca is known for its palm-tree seafront also called Foinikoudes as well as the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kamares Aqueduct, and Larnaca Castle. It is built on the ruins of ancient Citium, which was the birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zeno. Larnaca is home to the country's primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina.

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Oval 942 on a 1881 issue.
Squared-circle at LARNACA D in 1893
Squared-circle at LARNACA C in 1896
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