Cyprus Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Cyprus cuisine is closely related to that of Greece, but the island's unique position at the crossroads of Europe, Africa,... More
  • Family: One should not bring dishonor on the family. Parents strive to provide the young couple with a home, and perhaps... More
  • Fashion: Traditional costumes are worn at folk festivals and special events, including formal visits. Generally, people dress according to occupation, ranging... More
  • Visiting: Visitors from outside Cyprus often note that Cyprus seems to be a place where 'everyone knows everyone else, or is... More

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Capital Nicosia
Government Type republic

note: a separation of the two ethnic communities inhabiting the island began following the outbreak of communal strife in 1963; this separation was further solidified after the Turkish intervention in July 1974, following a Greek military-junta-supported coup attempt that gave the Turkish Cypriots de facto control in the north; Greek Cypriots control the only internationally recognized government; on 15 November 1983 Turkish Cypriot "President" Rauf DENKTASH declared independence and the formation of a "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), which is recognized only by Turkey
Currency CYP;
Population 1,189,197
Total Area 3,572 Square Miles
9,251 Square Kilometers
Location Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
Language Greek, Turkish, English

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