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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
Larnaca is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°55′N 33°38′E / 34°55′N 33°38′E / 34.917; 33.633

Larnaca (Greek: Λάρνακα [ˈlarnaka]; Turkish: Larnaka or İskele) is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the eponymous district. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with a metro population of 144,200 in 2015.[2]

Larnaca is known for its palm-tree seafront, the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kamares Aqueduct, and Larnaca Castle. It is built on the ruins of ancient Citium, which was the birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zeno. Larnaca is home to the country's primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina.


The word Larnaca derives from the Greek n. larnax, meaning: "coffer", "box", "chest", e.g. for household stores, "cinerary urn", "sarcophagus" or "coffin"; "drinking trough" and "chalice". An informal etymology, attributes the origin of the name to (sarcophagi) that were found in the area.[3] Sophocles Hadjisavvas, a state archeologist, states that "[the city's U.S.] consul of the last quarter of the 19th century, claimed to have explored more than 3,000 tombs in the area of Larnaca, so-called after the immense number of sarcophagi found in the modern town".[4] In the vernacular, Larnaca is also known as Scala (Greek: Σκάλα [ˈskala] from the word (Greek: σκάλα [ˈskala] a loanword from the Italian scala). During the Middle Ages, until the end of the 18th century, a small port-anchorage close to Larnaca Bay refers to maps, engravings, travel descriptions and documents as Scala di Saline and may account for this second name; (other names that appear in maps are include: Porto delle Salines, Rada delle Saline, Ponta delle Saline, Punta delle Salino, Golfo delle Saline, Port Salines, Selines, Salines, Le Seline, Le Salline, Saline, Salin, Salinas, Arnicho di Salinas, Port of Lazarus, Lazare [o], Marine, Marina, Commercio [customs]).

Other Languages
العربية: لارنكا
azərbaycanca: Larnaka
تۆرکجه: لارکانه
বাংলা: লারনাকা
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лярнака
български: Ларнака
བོད་ཡིག: ལར་ན་ཀ།
català: Làrnaca
Чӑвашла: Ларнака
čeština: Larnaka
dansk: Larnaca
Deutsch: Larnaka
eesti: Larnaca
Ελληνικά: Λάρνακα
español: Lárnaca
Esperanto: Larnaka
euskara: Larnaka
فارسی: لارناکا
français: Larnaca
한국어: 라르나카
հայերեն: Լառնակա
hrvatski: Larnaka
Bahasa Indonesia: Larnaca
Interlingue: Larnaka
italiano: Larnaca
עברית: לרנקה
ქართული: ლარნაკა
latviešu: Larnaka
lietuvių: Larnaka
Limburgs: Larnaka
lumbaart: Larnaca
magyar: Lárnaka
Nederlands: Larnaca (stad)
日本語: ラルナカ
Norfuk / Pitkern: Larnaka
norsk: Larnaka
norsk nynorsk: Lárnaka
پنجابی: لرناکا
polski: Larnaka
português: Lárnaca
română: Larnaca
русский: Ларнака
Scots: Larnaca
shqip: Larnaca
slovenčina: Larnaka
српски / srpski: Ларнака
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Larnaka
suomi: Lárnaka
svenska: Larnaca
Türkçe: Larnaka
українська: Ларнака
اردو: لارناکا
vepsän kel’: Larnak
Winaray: Larnaca
中文: 拉纳卡