Welcome to the website of the Nicosia Municipality,
your online portal to the capital of Cyprus!
Our website provides useful information about our city and its history, as well as our Municipality, the Municipal Council, the services we provide and the projects that are currently under way. It is also a direct and easy way to get in touch and communicate with us.
Nicosia has been the capital of our country for over 1000 years. It is the administrataive, commercial, financial and cultural centre of our island. It also serves as a base for major financial services providers and numerous smaller businesses.
As a cradle of civilization marked by historical and cultural wealth, Nicosia is proud of its continuous progress in terms of cultural expression and creativity. At the same time it has emerged as an important centre of education and research in our country.
As of 1 July 2012 and for a 6-month term, Cyprus will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Our goal is to actively contribute to our country’s efforts to rise to the challenge of this demanding role and maximize the benefits it offers our city.
In Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe, abundant traces of history bear witness to Cyprus’s rich yet turbulent past that spans over 6000 years. Steeped in history as it is, our capital is rightfully claiming its status as a prime example of European culture and civilization.
To that end, Nicosia has entered a bid for the title of ‘European Capital of Culture 2017’. Indeed, we are taking far-reaching concrete and collective measures to achieve this important goal.
As a Municipality, our main objective is to work diligently and in good faith towards the reunification of Nicosia, the capital that we all cherish, in order to secure progress and prosperity for all our citizens and residents.
Visit the pages of this website and allow us to introduce you to the different aspects of Nicosia. I hope the information we have compiled for you will prove to be both interesting and useful.
Mayor of Nicosia