Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is a Eurasian island country situated in the eastern Mediterranean south of Turkey, west of the Levant, north of Egypt, and east of Greece.
Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island and one of the most popular tourist destinations, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year. A former British colony, it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1960 and became a Commonwealth republic in 1961. The Republic of Cyprus is a developed country and has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. It adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.
Nicosia Cyprus, known locally as Lefkosa (Turkish), is the capital and the largest city of Northern Cyprus.
9,250 SQ KM (of which 3,355 SQ KM are in north Cyprus.
National or official languages: Greek, Turkish. Republic of Cyprus, Kypriaki Dimokratia, Kibris Cumhuriyeti.
Being the main commercial and industrial town in Turkish Cyprus, Nicosia manufactures textiles, leather, pottery, plastic, and other products.
Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%.
Cypriot pound (CYP).