Where is Cyprus?

Cyprus is a European country covering 9,251.00 km2 of which 0.11% is water and 9,241.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 33rd smallest country in the world and about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 35 00 N, 33 00 E and Nicosia is the capital city. Due to 1960 Treaty of Establishment that created the independent Republic of Cyprus, the UK retained full sovereignty and jurisdiction over two areas of almost 254 square kilometers - Akrotiri and Dhekelia. Cyprus has 156 km border with these bases. Hostilities on the island in 1974 divided it into two de facto autonomous.

The country is named for the marine crocodiles living on the island.

Its ISO code is CY.

Geography

It is located in the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus has a mean elevation of 91 m above sea level.

It has a temperate, Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool winters. Its terrain is predominantly mountainous, with some plains along the southern coast.

Population

Cyprus has a population of 1,205,575 making it the 159th largest in the world. The population is mostly concentrated in the city of Nicosia.

Greek is the official language, as well as Turkish. The major ethnic group is Greeks. The majority of the population is Orthodox Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 357.

Government

Cyprus is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 1960.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Cyprus's GDP is $29,260,000,000.00 (USD) with $34,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 132nd largest economy and its citizens the 53rd richest in the world. The currency of Cyprus is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Greece, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, and cement. Its major import partners are Greece, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Its major imports include consumer goods, petroleum, and machinery.