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Limassol is a city in the Republic of Cyprus and is the capital of Limassol district and sits on the southern coast. The city dates back to prehistory, with some graves dating from the 8th century BC. Historically, Limassol is most famous for being captured by Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade in 1190. Limassol became more economically significant after the partition of Cyprus in 1974, with both tourism and port-based industries taking over from towns now under Turkish administration. It is Europe’s biggest ship management service center. For visitors, the medieval castle and the archeological museum are popular stops.