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Limassol, Cyprus » City Info » Geography

The city of Limassol (Lemesos) is geographically situated on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the largest city of Cyprus in geographical size that holds around 176,900 people (2005).

The district of Limassol is bordered by the district of Larnaca in the east, the district of Paphos in the west, the capital; Nicosia in the north, with Akrotiri Bay to the south.

The port of the city is the largest in the Mediterranean transit trade and is considered to be an excellent base for those companies doing business with the Middle East, North Africa or Eastern Europe.


Geographical Coordinates: 34° 40′ 0″ N, 33° 2′ 0″ E

Climate

Limassol has a wonderful Mediterranean climate. The city experiences long, dry, warm summers and short mild winters. The summer temperature varies between 22°C and 39°C, whilst the winter temperature varies between -1°C and 23°C. The temperature of the sea allows swimming almost all year round.

The image on the right indicates the average temperatures in December.

Culture

Limassol’s population comprises of mostly Greek Cypriots as it is located in the south of Cyprus, whereas, the majority of Turkish Cypriots are located in the northern part. However, within the past 20 years Cyprus in general has been inhabited by many other nationalities such as the British and Russians, as well as more Eastern Europeans in recent years.

The locals of Limassol are a closely knit society with a friendly nature. Furthermore, traditions are still up-kept by many, offering plenty of cultural events throughout the year. Some events are performed in the open air Greco-Roman theatre of Kourion by local and visiting theatre companies. The city hosts two major festivals; the spring Carnival with its traditional Parade and the late summer Wine Festival, which are both very popular amongst the tourists.