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Famagusta

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-50 map, 1572
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-50 map, 1572




Facts in brief:

Seaport town on Famagusta Bay; was important center during Crusades; population exploded with refugees after fall of Acre; capital of Venetian rulers; went to Turks 1571; site of British internment of Jews trying to illegally enter Palestine post-WW II.

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