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Cyprus officially called the 'Republic of Cyprus' is an island nation located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean sea.

Did you know that:
  • The moufflon, a wild mountain goat called 'agrino' in Greek, is only known to live in Cyprus.
  • The loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta Caretta, of which there are only 200 in the whole Mediterranean, lay its eggs on the shores of Akamas and Lara.
  • Leonardo da Vincei came to Cyprus in 1481, and returned to Italy with an artful piece of traditional Lefkara embroidery, which he donated to the Duomo Cathedral in Milan.
  • The Ammochostos Castle in Cyprus was the setting of shakespeare's "Othello".
  • The name 'Cyprus' is derived from copper, once an important natural resource. Other names for Cyprus through the years where Amathusia, Akamantis, Makaria.
  • Cyprus offers over 300 days of sunshine a year. From April to September you can enjoy an average of over 11 hours of bright sunshine a day.
  • Nicosia is the last divided capital in the world.
  • The Turkish invasion in 1974 forced 142.000 people out of their homes.
  • New Cyprus Stock Exchange - Prices

    GENERAL Info
    Temperature: Sunny Population: 784,301
    Time Zone: GMT +2 Driving side: Drivers drive on the left hand side of the road.
    Languages: Greek
    Georgraphy: Area: 9,251 sq. km
    Religion: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Jehovah Witnesses, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%
    Emergency #: Police: 112
    Fire: 112
    Ambulance: 112
    Cities: Capital -Nicosia Other cities--Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta, Paphos, Kyrenia
    Turkey illegally occupies 37% of the island since 1974, violating the UN charter. It has established the totally unauthorized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, an illegal state, recognized only by Turkey and continues to maintain the division of the island through force.

    Property North Cyprus elegal
    Buying Property in North Cyprus - illegal
    A Foreign Office Commonwealth spokesman said London 's position remains unchanged from an earlier statement warning Britons of the legal implications involved with buying up property in the north of Cyprus... read more>>
    Golf Cyprus Cyprus to become Golf haven
    Cyprus is to promote itself into becoming the golfing Mecca of the Mediterranean in the next years. Constructors and property developers are planning on developing high quality golf courses to attract connoisseurs of the sport. read more>>
    Cyprus Weather
    The Cypriot climate is characteristically Mediterranean, with the very boiling hot summertime’s in July and the August. Cyprus can suffer the years of drought and the summertime’s is usually cloudless and almost always absolutely dry winter is usually retained humid with the temperatures that calculate on average between 5°C (42°F) and 15°C (59°F).

    One of the benefits a Mediterranean island is abundant sunlight at all the duration of year, and Cyprus is not any exception. Actually, Cyprus summarizes the ideal time of region with the days and thin temperatures almost each day. Utmost the temperatures it is infrequent, the importance of Cyprus has something that it offers each month of year, if it swims (so much late as long as November) or enjoys the cultural regions and the festivals (all the year long). See Cyprus Climate & Weather>>


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