This category is for sites within Southern Nicosia, ie, that part of Nicosia within the Republic of Cyprus. Nicosia is the capital of both the RoC and the TRNC. It is the largest city of Cyprus. It is located on the River Pedieos and situated almost in the centre of the island, and is the seat of government as well as the main business centre. Following the intercommunal violence of the 1960s, the capital was divided between the island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and north respectively. An attempted coup to unite the island with Greece in 1974 led to a Turkish invasion, leaving the capital divided since then. On 3 April 2008, as part of efforts to reunify the island, a symbolic wall dividing the two communities at Ledra Street was opened.
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