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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 501

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RETUR N OF VILLAGES, POPULATION, &c, OF FAMAGOUSTA DISTRICT. POPULATION. Villages. Churches. Mosques. Turks. Christians. Total. Naleieh of Famagousta 9* 20 6 685 3,978 4,663 ,, Carpas . . 46 13 3,470 7,168 10,638 3° 68 ,, Messaria . 66 29 4,861 12,434 17,295 »3 132 48 9,Ol6 23,5So 32,596 * Includes Famagousta town. Piastres £ s. d. The taxes for the year 1878 amounted to(This being paid in Coirne at a very variable rate, it is scarcely correct to reduce the amounts to sterling.) The tithes of this district were farmed 1,370,221 .= 11,418 10 4 out in 1878 for ... ... ... 25,000 ο ο " Revenue therefore was ^36,418 10 4 £ s. Μ The taxes for the year 1879 amount to ... *°,379 9 I This does not include indirect taxes such as Customs, say 1,000 ο ο ^ιι,379 9 ο It is impossible to calculate the tithes yet for this year (1879). From Famagousta the chief exports are corn, from Messaria, donkeys, fruit, and pottery, the two latter chiefly from Varoshia.

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