Where is Akrotiri located?

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Akrotiri Weather

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Akrotiri Facts and Culture

What is Akrotiri famous for?

  • Food and Recipes: Among the items you can expect to be served are: Loukanika, coriander-seasoned sausages, soaked in red wine and smoked; Koupepia,... 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 often note that Akrotiri seems to be a place where 'everyone knows everyone else, or is related' This familiarity... More
  • Dating: Arranged marriages have largely disappeared, but some parents still exert strong influence on the choice of spouse. Marriage is seen... More
  • Diet: Greek salad (horiatiki salata) with tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, feta cheese, green olives and local herbs; moussaka, the traditional Greek... More

Akrotiri Facts

What is the capital of Akrotiri?

Capital Episkopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Total Area 47 Square Miles
123 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Mediterranean, peninsula on the southwest coast of Cyprus
GDP - per capita (PPP) $0.00 (USD)

Akrotiri Demographics

What is the population of Akrotiri?

Population 15,700
Population - note approximately 15,700 on the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia including 7,700 Cypriots, 3,600 Service and UK-based contract personnel, and 4,400 dependents

Akrotiri Government

What type of government does Akrotiri have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952) head of government: Administrator Major General Robert J. THOMSON (since 25... More
  • Constitution: presented 3 August 1960, effective 16 August 1960 (The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Order in Council 1960... More

Akrotiri Geography

What environmental issues does Akrotiri have?

  • Climate: temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters More
  • Environment - Current Issues: shooting around the salt lake; note - breeding place for loggerhead and green turtles; only remaining colony of griffon vultures... More

Akrotiri Economy

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Akrotiri News & Current Events

What current events are happening in Akrotiri?
Source: Google News

Interesting Akrotiri Facts

What unique things can you discover about Akrotiri?

  • Akrotiri at 47.5 sq miles is one of the Sovereign Base Areas created in 1960 by the Treaty of Establishment, when Cyprus became a colony within the British Empire.
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