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Limassol or Lemesos (Greek: Λεμεσός, Lemesós;, Turkish: Limasol/Leymosun) is the second-largest city in Cyprus and the southmost in Europe. Limassol municipality has a population of 101,000 while the metropolitan area has a population of 183,656. It is the largest city in geographical size, and Limassol municipality is the largest and most populous of the island. The city is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island’s southern coast and it is the capital of Limassol District, which has a population of 235,000
Limassol is one of the busiest ports Mediterranean transit trade and the largest port in Cyprus. It has also become one of the most important tourism, trade and service-providing centres in the area. Limassol is renowned for its long cultural tradition, and is home to the Cyprus University of Technology. A wide spectrum of activities and a number of museums and archaeological sites are available to the interested visitor. Consequently, Limassol attracts a wide range of tourists mostly during an extended summer season to be accommodated in a wide range of hotels and apartments. A large marina is currently being constructed near the old town.
Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion and during Byzantine rule it was known as Neapolis (new town). Limassol’s historical centre is located around its Medieval Castle and the Old Port. Today the city spreads along the Mediterranean coast and has extended much farther than the Castle and Port, with its suburbs stretching along the coast to Amathus. To the west of the city is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area, part of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.