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Πάφος  (Greek)
Baf  (Turkis)
Paphos is locatit in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°46′N 32°25′E / 34.767°N 32.417°E / 34.767; 32.417
Kintra  Cyprus
Destrict Paphos Destrict
 • Mayor Savvas Vergas
 • City 400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Ceety 32,754
 • Urban 66,000
 • Destrict 88,266
Demonym(s) Paphian
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EST (UTC+3)
Post code 8010–8049
Fort pafos.jpg
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Offeecial name Paphos
Location Paphos Destrict, Cyprus Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 34°46′34″N 32°25′35″E / 34.77612852°N 32.42651039°E / 34.77612852; 32.42651039
Aurie 18.09 km2 (194,700,000 sq ft)
Criteria Cultural: iii, vi
Reference 79
Inscription 1980 (4t Session)
Paphos is locatit in Cyprus
Location o Paphos

Paphos (Greek: Πάφος, Transliteration Pafos Turkis: Baf), whiles 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 o luve an beauty an the foondin meeth is interwoven wi the goddess at ivery level, sae 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 naitural treasurs o the warld's heritage.

Paphos enjoys a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, wi the mildest temperaturs on the island. The teepical simmer's saison lasts aboot 8 months, frae Aprile tae November, awtho an aa o in Mairch an December whiles thare 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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