Cyprus

Languages:

The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speak Turkish. English, German and French are also spoken in tourist areas. 

Time zone:

GMT/UTC +1 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 240 volts, 50Hz. The UK-style three square-pin plugs are used. 

Area:

9,251 sq km 

Population:

1,141,166 (2013 estimate) 

Currency:

Euro (EUR) 

Religion:

Orthodox Christianity, Islam 

Government:

Unitary presidential constitutional republic 

Phone code:

+357 

Cyprus's flag Flag of Cyprus
Cyprus is an island that's located in Asia (geographic wise) but is considered a European country. It is one of the islands found in the Mediterranean Sea, near the country of Turkey. The culture in Cyprus is mostly European, but since it is situated in the Asian continent, there are slight Eastern influences also observed in the country.
There are many archaeological attractions found in the island, with the oldest ones attributed to the New Stone Age. Roman inspired attractions are also present in Cyprus. Nicosia is Cyprus' capital, known for its Venetian walls and a few must visit restaurants. The Troodos Mountains have some trails nature lovers can walk on which give the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the island. Being an island, Cyprus also has several beaches visitors will surely enjoy spending time in such as the Ayia Napa dubbed as a ‘party resort', the beaches in Protaras which enjoy year long sunshine, amongst others.

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Paphos

Paphos, or Pafos, is a Cyprus town found in the South Western portion of the country. It is considered the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess. Paphos has two divisions – the u...

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Larnaca

Larnaca is believed to be the oldest city in the country of Cyprus, with inhabitants as early as six thousand years ago. In the past, the city was known as ‘Kition' and was established by the Phoenici...

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Limassol

Limassol, also known as Lemessos, is the second biggest city of Cyprus and is considered the country's maritime and industrial centre. It suffered from the Turkish invasion in the year 1974, nowadays,...

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Nicosia

Nicosia is the largest Cypriot city and is the capital city. Nicosia is a capital that's divided, with southern Nicosia considered the Republic of Cyprus' capital and northern Nicosia known as the cap...

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Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa or Agia Napa used to be a small Cypriot fishing village. After the division in the year 1974, however, the city started attracting tourists, not only because of the white beaches but also be...

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Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa or Agia Napa used to be a small Cypriot fishing village. After the division in the year 1974, however, the city started attracting tourists, not only because of the white beaches but also be...

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