NICOSIA

Nestled like a gem in the centre of the island, Nicosia, or Lefkoşa as it is sometimes referred to, is the largest city and the capital of North Cyprus.

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is known for its excellent climate, warm people, diverse cultural and natural beauties. There are six districts in the TRNC, which are Nicosia, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Güzelyurt, İskele and Lefke. With its green maquis vegetation, Cyprus is the historical and cultural center of the Mediterranean. It gives students an ideal environment for education with the ease of life brought by the mild weather characteristics.

Nicosia, the capital of the TRNC, is one of the largest cities on the island.

There are a total of 3 regions where the TRNC is in the north, the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the United Nations peacekeeping force in the middle. Nicosia is the most important city in Cyprus in terms of Economy, Trade and especially culture. The Green Line established by the United Nations divides Nicosia into two, making it the only divided capital in the world.

Nicosia – Walled City

The walls, which are very popular with tourists, have become one of the frequented places of Nicosia with its historic buildings, reconstructed and newly established places of entertainment.
Many cafes and bars here have been noted for their appearance and vitality.

Dereboyu

Dereboyu, also known as the heart of Nicosia, is the most frequented place in Nicosia with its many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

KYRENIA

Constructed in the 16th century, and still in excellent condition, the walls surround the Old Town keeping the contents preserved like a time capsule.

The city of Kyrenia and its surroundings are the tourism capital of Northern Cyprus. To the south of the City there is the Kyrenia Mountains and to the North is the Mediterranean Sea. Kyrenia, located on the northern coast of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, has a 6000-year history, but is a holiday city with civilizations and their historical monuments, kilometers of natural beaches, cold sea and mild climate.

Kyrenia Harbour

The ancient port is located in the center of the city, right next to Kyrenia Castle. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Mediterranean with its restaurants, bars and open-air cafeterias, shopping center within walking distance, which are popular with both locals and tourists throughout the harbour.

Karmi

Karmi is a village in Cyprus, located west of Kyrenia. Karmi village on the slopes of the Beşparmak Mountains is a paradise corner of the island with its narrow walking path and different street names, colorful flowers in gardens, beauty of nature, rustic appearance, immaculate mountain and sea air.

FAMAGUSTA

Once upon a time Famagusta was the most important port city on the island.

Famagusta is a port city on the island of Cyprus. Famagusta is one of the most heavily fortified ports in the Mediterranean. It forms a stepping stone between the Near East and Europe. It is also very rich in historical places and structures. The golden beaches of Famagusta are among the best-known beaches in the world. The International Famagusta Culture and Art Festival is held regularly every year.

Famagusta Walled City

Kaleiçi is the oldest and most important place in Famagusta and is surrounded by historical walls and structures. Authentic and rustic-looking restaurants and boutiques are located here. Besides these, there are important historical works.

Salamis Avenue

Salamis Avenue, which takes its name from the ruins of Salamis, which is a historical and important place, is the most frequented place in Famagusta. There are cafes, restaurants, bars, stores and various entertainment places.

Climate

At least 300 days a year, with sunny and open weather conditions and the warm weather, Cyprus provides an ideal environment for education. Mediterranean climate prevails in Cyprus. The summers are warm and dry, while the winters are warm and rainy. The average annual precipitation is 500 mm. Average temperatures vary between 20-30°C in summer and 5-15 °C in winter.

Electricity

The electricity in the TRNC it is 220 / 240V A / C 50Hz and three-pronged plugs are used. In order to use all kinds of electrical equipments easily, adapters which convert twin sockets to triple sockets, can be found at all the supermarkets easily and cheaply.

Traffic

In North Cyprus, traffıc flows from the left lane. So you need to be careful when you walk or drive.

Time

Time zones UTC +3 in the summer and UTC +2 in the winter are used in the TRNC.

Language

Offficial language is Turkish. However, the language spoken by the public has a Turkish Cypriot dialect.

Currency Unit

The currency in circulation is the Turkish Lira.

Public Transportation

One of the public transportation methods you can use for daily transportation is buses. You can fınd these transportations in each city at the bus terminals in your area or from the points on the itinerary.

Telephone

TRNC phone codes are +90 or 0090. For land lines, the code is +392.

Postal Code

Postal code ‘99010’ must be added at the end of the address for international mail.

*For example: “Telephone Number, Name-Surname, street name, gate number, region name, Nicosia, TRNC, 99010”.

Emergency Numbers

Police: 155
Ambulance: 112
Fire Brigade: 199
Forest Fire: 177

Hospitals

Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu Hospital: 0392 228 54 41-223 24 41

Girne Dr. Akçiçek State Hospital: 0392 815 22 66

Famagusta State Hospital: 0392 366 28 76-366 53 28

Yeşilyurt Cengiz Topel State Hospital: 0392 723 63 29-723 63 51

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