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Cyprus Flag The Republic of Cyprus is an island country located in the eastern Mediterranean to the South of Turkey. Geographically, it is part of Asia, but culturally it has many links to Europe.

The two main ethnic communities in Cyprus are Greeks and Turkish Cypriots. When violence broke out between the two communities 1974, followed by an attempted coup d'état support by the military junta that ruled Greece at the time, Turkey invaded and occupied the northern part of the island (approximately one third of the country's land area). This part of island subsequently made a unilaterial declaration of independence, calling itself the "Turkish Republic of North Cyprus", but very few countries recognized it as an independent state. Today the island remains divided (although the Republic of Cyprus of course claims sovereignty over the whole island), and a UN demilitarized zone (the "Green Line") separate the two parts of Cyprus. Additionally, Cyprus is home to two smaller areas (Akrotiri and Dhekelia), known as the Sovereign Base Areas, which are under British sovereignty.

The total population of Cyprus as of 2006, was estimated as 855,000. More than a third of the population, 309,500, live in the vicinity of the national capital, Nicosia.

Map of Cyprus

The Cypriot economy is modern and developed, and principally based around services, tourism, and light manufacturing (the Turkish occupied parts of the island are however less developed economically). The offshore business sector is a particularly important of the economy. It is also worth nothing that Cyprus is now a member of the European Union, and has joined the eurozone, and has replaced its historical currency, the Cypriot Pound, with the euro.

Cyprus Country Details


Country Name Cyprus
Political Status Country
Geographic Location In Asia (on a island to the South of the Asian part of Turkey), but is in the European cultural sphere
Flag Cyprus Flag
Principal Languages
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • Capital Nicosia
    Major Towns/Cities
  • Famagusta
  • Kyrenia
  • Larnaca
  • Limassol
  • Nicosia
  • Paphos


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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus
    By DK

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2016-07-05
    Paperback (216 pages)

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus will lead you straight to the best attractions this island nation has to offer.

    Explore ancient sites, monasteries and hill villages, dramatic countryside, and beaches. Play water sports and take scenic walks. This fully updated guidebook covers of all the major sights and activities, from Nicosia to the harbor at Kyrenia.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the cities and towns.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus truly shows you this nation as no one else can.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Jessica Lee

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (280 pages)

    Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike in the beautiful Troodos Mountains, enjoy delicious mezze at a chic cafe in Kyrenia harbour, or explore fascinating Roman ruins in Pafos; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Cyprus Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, wildlife, arts
    • Over 30 maps
    • Covers Lemosos, Troodos Mountains, Pafos, Larnaka, Lefkosia, Nocisia, Kyrenia and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero and Jessica Lee.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    The Rough Guide to Cyprus (Rough Guide Cyprus)
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides
    Released: 2016-09-20
    Paperback (280 pages)

    The Rough Guide to Cyprus (Rough Guide Cyprus)
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    The Rough Guide to Cyprus is the definitive guide to this alluring, sun-drenched island.

    Illustrated throughout with striking full-color photographs, this guidebook offers detailed background on everything from the holiday playgrounds of Agia Napa and Pafos to off-the-beaten-track mountain hikes and vineyard tours.

    Crystal clear maps help you explore both the north and south sides of the island, with full information on border crossings and day-trip suggestions, and detailed listings review everything from boutique hotels to youth hostels. Rough Guides' unrivaled contextual background gives you the inside track on Cypriot history and full accounts of all the sights, from stunning Byzantine churches and Roman temples to Ottoman mosques and Venetian forts.

    Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Cyprus.

    Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

    Top 10 Cyprus (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
    By DK

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2017-02-21
    Paperback (144 pages)

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    True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cyprus covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

    This newly updated pocket travel guide for Cyprus will lead you straight to the best attractions these cities have to offer, from the Paphos Archaeological site to scenic beaches to wine-growing regions. Find the best hotels, food, and attractions for every budget.

    Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cyprus.

       • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to these areas of Cyprus.
       • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
       • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
       • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
       • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
       • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

    You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

    The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cyprus.

    Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Cyprus, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus, which offers a complete overview of the city; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus
    By DK Publishing

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2014-06-16
    Paperback (216 pages)

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus will lead you straight to the best attractions this island nation has to offer. Explore ancient sites, monasteries and hill villages, dramatic countryside, and beaches. Play in the water sports and take scenic walks. This fully updated guidebook covers of all the major sights and activities, from Nicosia to the harbor at Kyrenia.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus includes 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of the must-see sights, including the monastery of Kykkos and the ancient town of Kourion, as well as maps and reliable information about getting around. Plus, this guidebook is packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife for all budgets.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus truly shows you this nation as no one else can.

    Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Matthew Charles

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Lonely Planet Cyprus (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Cyprus is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip a Cypriot coffee while gazing out at Kyrenia's Old Harbour, hike the lush, diverse trails of Troodos, or marvel at colorful Roman floor mosaics; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cyprus and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Cyprus Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
    • Over 36 local maps
    • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
    • Coverage of Kyrenia, Pafos, Troodos Massif, Lefkosia, Famagusta, the Karpas Peninsula, Larnaka, Lemesos, Omodos, Lara Beach, Vouni, Petra tou Romiou, Choirokoitia, north Nicosia, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cyprus, our most comprehensive guide to Cyprus, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Josephine Quintero, and Matthew Charles.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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