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Paphos is a city in west Cyprus. It is the capital of Paphos District. In 2018, 63,600 people lived in the urban area.

The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site for the ancient Greek and Roman city ruins.

Notable people

  • Evagoras Pallikarides, EOKA Fighter, hanged by the British at 19
  • Archbishop Makarios, first President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Rauf Denktaş, former President of Northern Cyprus
  • Marios Joannou Elia, composer and artistic director
  • Suat Günsel, billionaire businessman
  • Sonay Adem, socialist politician
  • Giorgos Lillikas, candidate for Cyprus Presidential elections
  • Stavros Malas, Minister of Health, candidate for Cyprus Presidential elections
  • Alex Christofi, Arjatos loxajis
  • Özker Özgür, pro-unification Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Theo Paphitis, British-Cypriot businessman
  • Andrew Theophanous, politician
  • Christos Shelis, footballer

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