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Limassol or Lemesos (Greek: Λεμεσός, Lemesós; Turkis: Limasol or Leymosun) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Cyprus, wi a population o 228,000 (2008). It is the lairgest ceety in geographical size, an the biggest municipality on the island. The ceety is locatit on Akrotiri Bay, on the island's soothren coast an it is the caipital o Limassol Destrict.

Limassol is the biggest port in the Mediterranean transit trade. It haes an aa become ane o the maist important tourism, trade an service-providin centres in the aurie. Limassol is renouned for its lang cultural tradition, an is hame tae the Cyprus University o Technology. A wide spectrum o activities an a number o museums an archaeological sites are available tae the interestit visitor. Consequently, Limassol attracts a wide range o tourists maistly durin an extendit simmer saison tae be accommodatit in a wide range o hotels an apairtments. There are an aa plans tae build a lairge marina in Limassol. Limassol wis built atween twa auncient ceeties, Amathus an Kourion, so durin Byzantine rule it wis kent as Neapolis (new toun). Limassol's tourist strip nou runs east alag the coast as far as Amathus. Tae the wast o the ceety is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Aurie, pairt o the Breetish Owerseas Territory o Akrotiri an Dhekelia.

Limassol enjoys a Subtropical climate. Here is the heichest average annual temperature (25 °C (77.0 °F) durin the day an 15 °C (59.0 °F) at nicht) an the warmest winters in European Union's pairt o Mediterranean Sea, wi average temperature o 18 °C (64.4 °F) durin the day an 9 °C (48.2 °F) at nicht in the period December tae Februar. The simmer's saison lasts 8–9 months, frae Mairch/Aprile tae November, although an aa in the period frae December tae Februar temperatures sometimes exceeds 20 °C (68.0 °F). Sea temperature varies frae 17 °C (62.6 °F) in Februar tae 27 °C (80.6 °F) in August.

The ceety an destrict o Limassol attracts millions o tourists each year.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Limassol is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Twinning Cities". City of Thessaloniki. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. "Twin City acitivities". Haifa Municipality. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 

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Coordinates: 34°41′01″N 33°02′04″E / 34.6836°N 33.0344°E / 34.6836; 33.0344