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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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conveyed away both from Lefkosia and Famagousta. One of these was a double octagon, or sixteen-sided, and would have been a valuable specimen in the collection at the Tower of London. Many of the curious old Venetian cannon had recently been burst into fragments with dynamite, to save the trouble of moving the heavy guns entire. There can be little doubt that the prime object in •selecting a central position for the capital of Cyprus rwas a regard for safety from,any sudden attack; but Lupon any other grounds I cannot conceive a greater Absurdity. The capital should be Limasol, which will ^become the Liverpool of Cyprus. Lefkosia is completely out of the commercial route ; it is valueless as a military position, and it offers no climatic advantage, [but, on the contrary, it is frightfully hot in the summer months, and is secluded from the more active portions of the island. It is, simply because it was; but it jjehould remain as a vestige of the past, and no longer represent the capital.1 There is no position throughout the plain of Messaria adapted for a permanent government establishment as head-quarters. The depressing effect The census of Nicosia, taken on 31st January, 1879, represents the population as follows :— SEXES. RELIGIONS. lurch. 1 tedans. No. of Males. Fern ales. Houses. REMARKS. ΙΛ .2 "Ξ id u •a Β *o 1 M Above Under Above Under S ε• 1 νtΛ "S 15· J4 14. Jg 3 - tH g 2.463 3.773 1,000 37.18 1,806 28 _P._5.25' 121 5.628 166 3 ». I97 H. I97 F

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