Lefka

Lefka

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 1997 Lefka had 6,000 inhabitants. The town is the site of the European University of Lefke.

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lefka(Lefke, Λεύκα)



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population_total = 6.000 (aprox)
timezone = EET
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During the Venetian period in Cyprus Lefka was dominated by Catholics of 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 Sufi order.

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
*Lefke Town


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