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Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
  Turkish Lira
Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

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North Nicosia Museums

Lapidari (Stone-work) Museum

This is a museum of stone fragments taken from the demolition of ancient buildings.

Dervish Pasha Mansion: Ethnographical Museum

The konak of Ahmed Dervish Pasha, a traditional Nicosia mansion, is on Belig Pasha Street which is off Salahi Shevket Street. It houses the island's richest collection of Ottoman artifacts. It is one of the hidden treasures of the city.

Mevlevi (Whirling-Dervishes) Tekke Museum

A Tekke is a religious lodging house. This was home to the Mevlevi Order founded by the poet Jela - ed - din Roumi Mevlana in the thirteenth century. There is a long room containing the tombs of various Dervis. This seventeenth century building is now used as a museum.

Museum of Barbarism

This is the house of Dr. Nihat Ilhan, a major who was serving in the Cyprus Turkish Contingent in 1963. During the inter-communal troubles of December that year, the house was attacked by the Greek-Cypriot terrorists. Dr. Ilhan's wife and three children were ruthlessly murdered in the bathroom where they had tried to hide. The house, in the Kumsal district of Nicosia has been preserved as a museum.

Library of Sultan Mahmud II

It was built by Sultan Mahmud II in the early years of the last century and its style of architecture is that of Islam.

Agia Napa Museums

Guzelyurt Museums

Famagusta Museums

Kyrenia Museums

Larnaca Museums

Limassol Museums

Nicosia (North) Museums

Nicosia (South) Museums

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