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The district of Paphos in Cyprus is located in the western part of the country. It is an important district amongst the other administrative districts of Cyprus. The most important town in the entire district is also the district capital. It shares its name
with the district and is also called Paphos. The Paphos district is administered and controlled by the Government of Cyprus which has been recognized throughout the world in face of the ongoing dispute about the recognition of the Turkish occupied territories. The entire district of Paphos in Cyprus is divided into four municipalities namely Yeroskipou, Paphos, polis Chrysochous and Peyia.

Paphos district in Cyprus occupies an approximate area of 1,393 square kilometers. This accounts for almost 15.1 % of the total land area of the island. Records of population figures collected in 2001 show the total population in this district to be around 66,364 which has gone up by a significantly at present. Since the district occupies the western fringes of the island, a portion of it faces the sea. The coastal areas are dotted with features like caves, gulfs, capes,islets and beaches. The district of Paphos in Cyprus is distinctly divisible into three geomorphological regions. There are the hilly regions which continue up till the rocks of Paphos forest and the regions occupied by the mountains. The coastal plains occupy a significant portion of the entire district. The Akamas Peninsula occupies the north western portion of the district.

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