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Ammochostos (Famagusta’s name in the Greek language) is located on the east coast of Cyprus, in the bay with the same name. In ancient times Ammochostos was known as Salamina. It was later renamed Arsinoe and Constantia. In 1974 its Greek Cypriot inhabitants were forced by the Turkish army to flee the city and today they reside in towns and villages in the non-occupied part of Cyprus.

The name Ammochostos, which in Greek literally means buried in sand, was used since the 4th century AD. And indeed, due to its golden sandy beach, Ammochostos was a world famous holiday resort from 1960 until 1974. Famagusta was the name used during the Frankish period and it is the name used to this day in the English language.

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Latchi, Protaras, Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca, Troodos, Kerynia, Famagusta, Ayia Napa
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