Nicosia is the last capital in Europe divided in 2 parts, the Turkish and Greek sides, after the 1974 conflict. It is located in the center of the island on the Mesaoric plain. It is surrounded by the Troodos ridge on the south side and the Kyrenian mountains on the north. The Turkish name of Nicosia sounds like Lefkosa.
The location of the city in the central part of the plain influences the climate. Usually in summer it is 5-7 degrees higher in Nicosia than in other parts of North Cyprus. Forty degrees and higher of heat in July and August are often the normal. In winter afternoon it is little warmer in the city than around it, but at night the temperature can drop to zero. The lack of sea and mountains reduces humidity, but if rain falls in the autumn-winter months, Nicosia has a greater share of precipitation. Sometimes it is flooded.
Industry and economics
Nicosia is a commercial and industrial center, many companies open offices here, since it is more convenient to come there for the residents of other cities of North Cyprus – Girne, Famagusta and Guzelyurt. The city is intensively rebuilt and expanded, new modern suburbs are emerging and many apartments are being built. The center of the capital is acquiring more and more accomplished appearance. There are several shopping centers, many restaurants, cafes, entertainment complexes, several large hotels with a casino. The proximity to the border with the southern part also offers many opportunities. In Nicosia there are several large universities, which also affect the infrastructure of the city.
Features for buyers of real estate.
Lefkosa is rapidly growing. A lot of new beautiful buildings and villas are built in the areas of Gönyeli and Kaymakly. A district is being built alongside the Near East University.
Most often real estate here is purchased by buyers for permanent residence and business, for students to stay or rent.