City of Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. It lies roughly at the centre of the island. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nicosia is currently the only divided capital city across the world, with the southern (Greek) and northern (Turkish) portions divided by the "Green Line", a demilitarized zone maintained by the United Nations. Today, Nicosia blends its brilliant historic past with the bustle of a modern city. The nucleus of the city, enclosed by the Venetian walls, includes plenty of museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings. The part of the city developed outside the walls has become a modern business and cultural centre. According to the latest census (end of 2008) the population of the part of Nicosia under the control of the Republic of Cyprus is 313,400 people.