Nicosia is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus since its establishment (1960).

According to the Constitution, all essential government services need to be situated within the boundaries of the municipality of Nicosia.  Until 1986, the activities of the municipality were conducted according to the Concerning Municipalities laws of 1964-1984. Since 1986 the Nicosia Municipality operates according to the Concerning Municipalities Law of 1985 having general jurisdiction concerning local government.

The Nicosia Municipality is an independent local authority organisation. It is administered by an elected Municipal Council (a mayor and 26 municipal councillors) based on the Concerning Municipalities Law of 1985. The Executive power and Director of the municipal services is the Mayor.  

For more information, please visit the following website: www.nicosia.org.cy