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Lefka is a small town in Northern Cyprus, with a population of around 3,000 people. It is the capital of the Lefka district, and is about 50 kilometers from the capital North Nicosia. There has been a settlement at Lefka since the Neolithic period, and has graves dating back the third century BC. It is mentioned in historical sources with some regularity from then. Presently, its economy is based around copper mining and citrus farms. For visitors, the main attractions are historical buildings. The Piri Mehmet Pasa Mosque was built as a church in the 7th century, and there are many houses built in the Cypriot-Ottoman style.