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Cyprus Flag:

 

The Cyprus Flag is white with a copper-colored outline of the island and two olive branches .The flag really symbolizes, copper – the suggested origin of Cyprus name, from the copper ore found on the island. The twin olive branches  ,  a symbol of peace between the two communities of Greek and Turkish Cypriots

 

 

Area Code:

 

+357

 

Capital:

 

Nicosia

 

Climate:

 

Temperate, Mediterranean, Hot long summers and cool winters

 

Currency:

 

Euro (€)

 

Electric Current:

 

The Voltage in Cyprus is 240V / 50 Hz

 

Electricity plugs used in Cyprus are 3-pin.(like the UK)

 

Origin :

 

Cyprus, Kypros: The name of Cyprus may originate from the Mediterranean Cypress Tree (Kyparissos) or the Eteorcypriot word for copper as the island was rich in Copper ore.

 

Geographic Coordinates:

 

Lt: 34° and 36° N, Lg 32° and 35° E.

 

Geography:

 

Situated in east Mediterranean, Cyprus is the third largest island after Sicily and Sardinia.

 

Government:

 

Republic

 

Languages:

 

Greek, Turkish, English

 

Population:

 

1,138,071  -  July 12 (approximately)

 

Religions:

 

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

 

Time Zone:

 

GMT + 2:00 hours

 

Total Area:

 

Total: 9,250 sq km, 240 km Long and 100 km wide (at it’s widest) Highest point: Mount Olympus 1951 metres

 

 

Families and groups often haggle over where they are going to spend their next holiday, but most people who have discovered the magic of Cyprus end up agreeing that it is a premium holiday destination which promises to offer unforgettable getaway experiences. The exquisite Mediterranean island, known for its endless sunshine, golden beaches and beautiful countryside, offers holidaymakers of every age the promise of something unique and memorable.