Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Republic of Cyprus.
  • Local Name: Kipros (Greek), Kibris (Turkish).
  • Capital: Nicosia
  • Language: Greek, Turkish (both offficial), English.
  • Currency: Cypriot pound £ (CYP) = 100 cents (to be replaced in 2008 by the Euro ?).
  • People: Greek (77%), Turkish (18%).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 75.60, Female: 80.49.
  • Religion: Greek Orthodox (78%), Muslim (18%).
  • Size (sq km): 9,251 (167th)
  • Population: 855,000 (154th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 90 (105th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 357
  • Internet Country Code: .cy (.eu also used).
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Voltage Guide: 240 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards and traveller's cheques generally accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0800-1300, 1600-1930 in summer, in winter 0800-1300, 1430-1800.
  • GDP(PPP): US$19.69 billion
  • GDP (PPP) per Capita: US$23,481
  • Personal Safety: Safe.
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