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Cyprus Introduction

Cyprus is an island country in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies about 64 kilometres south of Turkey and 100 kilometres west of Syria.
Geographically, Cyprus is part of Asia. But its people live much like southern Europeans and have a relatively high standard of living.

Cyprus is a scenic country noted for its hilltop castles, old churches, beaches, and rugged mountains.

A Short Background

Independence from the UK was approved in 1960 with constitutional guarantees by the Greek Cypriot majority to the Turkish Cypriot minority. In 1974, a Greek-sponsored attempt to seize the government was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled almost 40% of the island.

In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", but it is recognized only by Turkey. UN-led talks on the status of Cyprus resumed in December 1999 to prepare the ground for meaningful negotiations leading to a comprehensive settlement.

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Topography of Cyprus - Read more about the geography and topography of Cyprus

History of Cyprus - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Cyprus

Life & People of Cyprus - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Cyprus

Local Cuisine of Cyprus - Find out delicious local cuisines of Cyprus

Holidays in Cyprus - Check out a list of the local holidays in Cyprus

Festivals in Cyprus - Learn about the festivals in Cyprus

Embassies of Cyprus - Provides an Embassy database for Cyprus

Administration facts of Cyprus - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Cyprus

Newstands in Cyprus - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Cyprus

Attractions in Cyprus - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Cyprus

Maps of Cyprus - Discover a detailed map of Cyprus

Map Database of Cyprus - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Cyprus

Flags of Cyprus - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Cyprus. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Cyprus - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Cyprus

Shopping in Cyprus - Find out the best places for shopping in Cyprus

Restaurants in Cyprus - Browse a list of eat-outs in Cyprus

Geography of Cyprus - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Cyprus

People of Cyprus - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Cyprus

Government and Politics in Cyprus - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Cyprus.

Economy of Cyprus - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Cyprus

Communications in Cyprus - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Cyprus

Transportation in Cyprus - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Cyprus

Military of Cyprus - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Cyprus

Transnational Issues of Cyprus - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Cyprus


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