Republic of Cyprus
|Republic of Cyprus|
Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Ἐλευθερίαν
Hymn to Liberty1
(and largest city)
|Nicosia (Λευκωσία, Lefkoşa)
|Official language(s)||Greek, Turkish|
|Ethnic groups (2001)||77% Greek
|Demonym||Cypriot, Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot|
|Independence||from the United Kingdom|
|-||Zürich and London Agreement||19 February 1959|
|-||Proclaimed||16 August 1960|
|-||Total||9,251 km2 (167th)
3,572 (Includes North) sq mi
|-||2010 estimate||803,147 (Does not include North)
1,088,503 (whole island)
|GDP (PPP)||2010 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
|Gini (2005)||29 (low) (19th)|
|HDI (2011)||0.840 (very high) (31st)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Drives on the||Left|
|1||Also the national anthem of Greece.|
|2||Before 2008, the Cypriot pound.|
|3||The .eu domain is also used, shared with other European Union member states.|
Cyprus is a country in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a member state of the European Union. Although it is close to Asia, Cyprus is a part of Europe because of the culture and history of the people. It is an island. The capital is Nicosia. Most of the population speaks Greek, and a minority is Turkish-speaking. In July 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and since then the north part of the island is under illegal Turkish occupation (according to the Greek government). Turkish Northern Cyprus is not recognised by any international organisation and when entering by aeroplane, a short stop must be made in an airport in mainland Turkey.
In 2004 Cyprus joined the European Union and on 1 January 2008 Cyprus adopted the Euro, the single European currency. Northern Cyprus accepts Turkish lira, and sometimes the Euro or United States dollar.
The Republic of Cyprus is only on the southern two-thirds of the island (59.74%). The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the northern third (34.85%).
This is a list of cities and towns in Cyprus. This list shows cities and towns that had over 10,000 people in the 2006 census.
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