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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 418

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CHAPTER XVII. THE DISTRICT OF LIMASOL AND LANDOWNERS. T HE port of Limasol will eventually become the chief commercial centre of Cyprus, and in the de * pression of 1879 caused by drought and general uncertainty it formed a favourable exception to the general rule. It may be interesting to examine the position of the revenue during the years inclusive from I1875 to 1878. CUSTOMS. Year. Revenue. Expenditure. Balance. Piastres. Piastres. Piastres. 187S 964,839 164,663 800,176 1876 172,472 646,667 1877 I,34°,643 169,506 1,171,137 1878 I,5S3»303 161,594 1,391,769 The exports from Limasol have been largely in excess of imports :— Year. Exports. Year. Imports. 1875 77,022 1875 47,325 1876 1876 50,920 59,895 1877 93,8o5 1877 41,920 1878 • 101,457 1878 99,714 D D

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