Pedieos River

also spelled  Pedieas,  Greek  Pediaíos,  Turkish  Pediyas,  

      river in central and eastern Cyprus. It rises in the Troodos range and flows in a northeasterly direction toward Nicosia, where it takes an easterly turn through the part of the central lowlands called the Mesaoria Plain toward Famagusta Bay. Although the longest (about 60 miles [100 km]) in Cyprus, the river is not navigable. Formerly emptying into the bay near the ancient city of Salamis, it now drains into irrigation reservoirs near Akhyritou and Kouklia, west of Famagusta.

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