Nicosia

geographical name
Nic·​o·​sia | \ ˌni-kə-ˈsē-ə How to pronounce Nicosia (audio) \
variants: or Greek Lefkosia \ ˌlef-​kō-​ˈsē-​ə How to pronounce Nicosia (audio) \ or Turkish Lefkoşa \ lef-​ˈkō-​shə How to pronounce Nicosia (audio) \

Definition of Nicosia

city in central Cyprus; the nation's capital population 55,014

Note: Since 1974, the northern section of the city has been in a United Nations buffer zone separating the Greek and Turkish sectors.

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“Nicosia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nicosia. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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