Lefka ( _tr. Lefke) is a town in
Northern Cyprus, overlooking Morphou Bay. It is located in the Nicosia District, in the area of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In 1997Lefka had 6,000 inhabitants. The town is the site of the European University of Lefke.
official_name = Lefka(Lefke, Λεύκα)
population_total = 6.000 (aprox)
timezone = EET
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During the Venetian period in Cyprus Lefka was dominated by
Catholicsof Italian descent.Then, the Ottomans successfully conquered Cyprus. Lefka, just like other Catholic settlements across Cyprus, became the Muslim and Turkish Cypriot stronghold since 1571. It is also the residence of Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi, Spiritual head of the Haqqani branch of the Naqshbandi Sufiorder.
Places of interest
Soli- ancient city, founded in the 600 BC
Vouni Palace- is 9 km west of Gemikonagi, and 250 m. above the sea level on a cliff top.
Tomb of Piri Osman Pasha
Storehouse from the British Period
European University of Lefke
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