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Cyprus is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 miles South of Turkey. The island is currently divided between the Republic of Cyprus in the South & the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the North.

Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti
Republic of Cyprus
File:Cyprus flag medium.png File:Cyprus Coat of Arms.png
National motto: None


Official languages Greek, Turkish and English
Capital Nicosia
President Tassos Papadopoulos
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 161st

9,250 km2 1

 - Total (2002)
Ranked 155th
 - Date
From the UK
August 16, 1960
Currency Cyprus pound
Time zone UTC +2
National anthem Imnos pros tin Eleftherian
Internet TLD .CY
Calling Code 357
1 3,355 km2 are in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

External link

  • History of Cyprus


  • Much of the material in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook and the U.S. Department of State website.

European Union:

Austria  |  Belgium  |  Denmark  |  Finland  |  France  |  Germany  |  Greece  |  Ireland
Italy  |  Luxembourg  |  Netherlands  |  Portugal  |  Spain  |  Sweden  |  United Kingdom

Countries acceding to membership on May 1, 2004:
Cyprus  |  Czech Republic  |  Estonia  |  Hungary  |  Latvia  |  Lithuania  |  Malta  |  Poland  |  Slovakia  |  Slovenia

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  • Adapted from the Wikipedia article, "Cyprus" December 14,