Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Famagosta (ancient Arsinoe), a seaport and capital of a district on the E. coast of Cyprus. In the palmy days of Venice the port did a great trade with the East, but it is now a wretched and half-ruined settlement, accessible only to vessels of light burden. Some improvement has taken place under British rule. In the vicinity are the remains of Salamis and Constantia, marking the site of the ancient city.