Cyprus Country Information
Cyprus Travel Information
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.
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
Web Sites about Cyprus
Here are some other web sites about Cyprus::
Books about Cyprus
Here are some books about travel to Cyprus:
Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.
Discuss Travel to Cyprus
Please share your comments about travel to Cyprus:
World Travel Guide
Middle Eastern Countries
Countries & International Destinations
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Príncipe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.
Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.
All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.
Copyright © 2010-2022, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.
Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.