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Kyrenia (Greek: Keryneia (Κερύνεια),Turkish: Girne) is a town in the northern part of Cyprus. The town is known for its historic harbour.

In its heyday the town harbour was lined with warehouses in which were stored the fruits of the countryside whilst they awaited export. The harbour is currently used largely for pleasure craft, and the buildings are now mostly all restaurants, with outdoor tables along the water. A larger harbour is located a few miles east of the town centre, used by commercial shipping and ferries from the Turkish mainland.

Since 1974 all of its Greek Cypriot citizens were forced by the Turkish Army Forces to abandom their homes and flee to the other parts of the island. Since the Turkish Invasion in the island, most of the Greek Cypriot habitants are still not permitted to return to their houses and properties.

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  • Copyright: Onur ZORLULAR (Imagine) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 58 N: 28] (342)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-02-02
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Exposição: f/6.3, 1/250 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 10:52
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