Most of the district has been under Turkish control since the 1974 invasion. Since then, the northeastern section, including the Karpaz Peninsula, has been administered separately as the ?skele District, a division not recognized by the Republic of Cyprus and the UN.
Cape Greco (Italian: Capo Greco; Greek: ? , romanized: Kavo Greko; "Greek cape"), is a headland in the southeastern part of the district. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is visited by tourists for its natural environment, and is a protected coastal nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view out to sea. According to local legend, it is also the home of the Ayia Napa sea monster.
According to Statistical Codes of Municipalities, Communities and Quarters of Cyprus per the Statistical Service of Cyprus (2015), Famagusta District has 8 municipalities and 90 communities. Municipalities are written with bold.