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From top, left to right: Athinon Avenue, Larnaca Castle, Larnaca Salt Lake and the Hala Sultan Tekke, the Church of Saint Lazarus
Official seal of Larnaca
Country  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2015)
 • City 51,468
 • Urban 84,900
 • Metro 144,200
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +357 24

Larnaca is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the capital of the Larnaca District.

Larnaca is home to the country's primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina.

Notable residents

  • Zeno of Citium (c. 334 – c. 262 BC), Stoic philosopher
  • Apollonios of Kition (1st century BC), physician, nicknamed "the Cypriot Hippocrates"
  • Ebubekir Pasha (1670 – 1757/1758), Governor of Larnaca and philanthropist
  • Giorgos Theofanous, composer

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