Cyprus

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General Information

 

The Republic of Cyprus  

Location

Cyprus is a Eurasian island country, in the Eastern Mediterranean

Border

countries

Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt

Area

9,251 km2

Population

 775,927

Capital

Nicosia

Official language

Greek, Turkish

Administrative division

The Republic of Cyprus is divided into six districts.

Political system

Presidential republic

President

Dimitris Christofias

Parliament

The House of Representatives is the parliament of Cyprus. It has 59 members elected for a five year term, 56 members by proportional representation and 3 observer members representing the Maronite, Latin and Armenian minorities. 24 seats are allocated to the Turkish community.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

EET (UTC+2)

Calling code

357

Internet TLD

.cy

Electricity

240 V

Religion

Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%

Ethnic groups

Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5%

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • World Trade Organization (WTO);
  • Council of Europe (CE) and others.

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