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Paphos
Πάφος (Greek)
Baf (Turkis)
Paphos is located in Cyprus
Paphos
Paphos
Coordinates: 34°46′N 32°25′E / 34.767°N 32.417°E / 34.767; 32.417
Kintra Banner o Cyprus Cyprus
Destrict Paphos Destrict
Government
 • Mayor Savvas Vergas
Area
 • City 400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 32,754
 • Urban 66,000
 • Destrict 88,266
Demonym Paphian
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+3)
Post code 8010–8049
Website www.pafos.org.cy
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Paphos
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Kintra Cyprus
Type Cultural
Criterie iii, vi
Reference 79
UNESCO region Europe an North Americae
Inscription history
Inscription 1980 (4t Session)

Paphos (Greek: Πάφος, Transliteration Pafos Turkis: Baf‎), sometimes referred tae as Pafos, is a coastal ceety in the soothwast o Cyprus an the caipital o the Paphos Destrict. In antiquity, twa locations wur cried Paphos: Auld Paphos[2] an New Paphos.[3] The currently inhabitit ceety is New Paphos. It lies on the Mediterranean coast, aboot 50 km (31.07 mi) wast o the Limassol (the biggest port in island), which haes an A6 heich-gate connection. Paphos Internaitional Airport is the kintra's seicont lairgest airport.

Near Palaepaphos (Old Paphos) at the seaside o Petra tou Romiou is the meethical birthplace o Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty an the foondin meeth is interwoven wi the goddess at ivery level, so that Auld Paphos became the maist famous an important place for worshippin Aphrodite in the auncient warld. In Greco-Roman times Paphos wis the island's caipital, an it is famous for the remains o the Roman govrenor's palace, whaur extensive, fine mosaics are a major tourist attraction. The apostle Saunt Paul visitit the toun durin the 1st century AD. The toun o Paphos is includit in the offeecial UNESCO leet o cultural an natural treasurs o the warld's heritage.

Paphos enjoys a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, wi the mildest temperaturs on the island. The typical simmer's saison lasts aboot 8 months, frae Aprile tae November, although an aa o in Mairch an December sometimes there are temperatur abuin 20 °C (68.0 °F).

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  1. "Απογραφή πληθυσμού 2011". Στατιστική Υπηρεσία Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας. 
  2. Old Paphos, in Auncient Greek: Πάφος παλαιά, Ptol. v. 14. § 1; or, in one word, Παλαίπαφος, Strabo xiv. p. 683; Palaepaphos, Plin. v. 31. s. 35)
  3. New Paphos in Auncient Greek (Πάφος Νέα, Ptol. l. c.; Nea Paphos, Plin. l. c.. The name o Paphos, athoot ony adjunct, is uised bi poets an bi writers o prose tae denote baith Auld an New Paphos, but wi this distinction, that in auncient prose writers it commonly means New Paphos, whilst in the auncient poets, on the contrary, for whom the name o Palaepaphos wad hae been unwieldy, it generally signifies Auld Paphos, the mair particular seat o the cult o the Greek goddess Aphrodite. In inscriptions, an aa, baith touns are cried Πάφος. This indiscriminate uise is sometimes productive o ambiguity, especially in the Laitin prose authors.

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