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About Cyprus in detail
Where is Cyprus?
Cyprus, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 35 10 N 33 22 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey; note - Cyprus views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both.
What is the capital of Cyprus?
The capital city of Cyprus is: Nicosia.
What is the time in Nicosia?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Nicosia is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Cyprus?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Cyprus is: .cy
What is the size of Cyprus?
The territory of Cyprus is total: 9,251 sq km, land: 9,241 sq km, water: 10 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Cyprus is about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Cyprus, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 156 km.
What is the water coverage of Cyprus?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Cyprus is covered by water (see below), and this includes 648 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Cyprus?
The climate of Cyprus is temperate: Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters.
Geographical data of Cyprus
The elevation of Cyprus; mean elevation: 91 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Olympus 1,951 m.
The typical geographical details of Cyprus include central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia).
Resources and land use of Cyprus
The country’s main mined products are copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 13.4%; arable land 9.8%; permanent crops 3.2%; permanent pasture 0.4%; forest: 18.8%; other: 67.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Cyprus
The number of inhabitants of Cyprus is 1,205,575 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population concentrated in central Nicosia and in the major cities of the south: Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 66.9% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Cyprus is concentrated in NICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Cyprus
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Greek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2%note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Cyprus
The spoken languages in Cyprus are the following: Greek (official language) 80.9%, Turkish (official language) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%. Note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Cyprus?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite, Armenian Church, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6%note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Cyprus
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.58% (male 96,582 / female 91,296) 15-24 years: 14.37% (male 94,262 / female 78,982) 25-54 years: 46.99% (male 298,368 / female 268,080) 55-64 years: 11.26% (male 65,005 / female 70,752) 65 years and over: 11.8% (male 61,581 / female 80,667) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Cyprus is 1.38% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Cyprus the birth rate is 11.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Cyprus the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Cyprus, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Cyprus are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Cyprus
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for more than four-fifths of GDP. Tourism, financial services, shipping, and real estate have traditionally been the most impoDuring the first five years of EU membership, the Cyprus economy grew at an average rate of about 4%, with unemployment between 2004 and 2008 averaging about 4%. However, the economy tipped into recession in 2009 as the ongoing global financial crisis andShortly after the election of President Nikos ANASTASIADES in February 2013, Cyprus reached an agreement with the Troika on a $13 billion bailout that triggered a two-week bank closure and the imposition of capital controls that remained partially in placIn October 2013, a US-Israeli consortium completed preliminary appraisals of hydrocarbon deposits in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which revealed an estimated gross mean reserve of about 130 billion cubic meters. Though exploration continues in C.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Cyprus is $19.93 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Cyprus is 2.8% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) -2.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Cyprus this is $34,400 (2016 estimate) $33,600 (2015 estimate) $32,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Cyprus produces?
The main agricultural products of Cyprus are citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products.
Drinking water source in Cyprus
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Cyprus
In Cyprus the average number of childbirth is 1.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Cyprus
The average age of the population is total: 36.4 years; male: 35.1 years, female: 38 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Cyprus it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Cyprus is 9.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Cyprus. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Cyprus a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Cyprus
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Cyprus density of the hospital beds is 3.5 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Cyprus the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Cyprus the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Cyprus is 24.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Cyprus? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Cyprus are moderate earthquake activity; droughts.
More interesting facts about Cyprus
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued, forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to overthrow the elected president of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot administered area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. A UN-mediated agreement, the Annan Plan, failed to win approval by both communities in 2004. In February 2014, after a hiatus of nearly two years, the leaders of the two communities resumed formal discussions under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. Talks were suspended in October 2014, but resumed in earnest in May 2015 following the election of a new Turkish Cypriot "president." The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under the internationally recognized government, and is suspended in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of EU states..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Cyprus: 16 August 1960 (from the UK); note - Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are recognized only by Turkey.
The flag and other symbols of Cyprus
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white with a copper-colored silhouette of the island (the island has long been famous for its copper deposits) above two green crossed olive branches in the center of the flag; the branches symbolize the hope for peace and reconciliation between the Greek and Turkish communities. Note: the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" flag retains the white field of the Cyprus national flag but displays narrow horizontal red stripes positioned a small distance from the top and bottom edges between which are centered a red crescent and a red five-pointed star; the banner is modeled after the Turkish national flag but with the colors reversed.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Cyprus: Cypriot mouflon (wild sheep), white dove; national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Cyprus
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Cyprus?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Cyprus is mixed legal system of English common law and civil law with European law supremacy.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Cyprus, we can highlight the following structures area under government control: unicameral House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon (80 seats; 56 assigned to Greek Cypriots, 24 to Turkish Cypriots, but only those assigned to Greek Cypriots are filled; members directly elected by both proportional representation and preferential vote; members serve 5-year terms); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Cumhuriyet Meclisi (50 seats; members directly elected by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: area under government control: last held on 22 May 2016 (next to be held in May 2021); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: last held on 28 July 2013 (next to be held on July 2018)election results: area under government control: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - DISY 30.7%, AKEL 25.7%, DIKO 14.5%, KS-EDEK 6.2%, Citizen's Alliance 5.0% Solidarity Movement 5.2%, other 11.7%; seats by party - DISY 18, AKEL 16, DIKO 9, KS-EDEK 3, Citizen's Alliance 3, Solidarity Movement 3, other 7; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: "Assembly of the Republic" - percent of vote by party - CTP-BG 38.4%, UBP 27.3%, DP-UG 23.2%, TDP 7.4%, other 3.7%; seats by party - CTP-BG 21, UBP 14, DP-UG 12, TDP 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Cyprus
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Cyprus the labor force is 415,100 (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Cyprus is total: 8.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 9.6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Cyprus is 11.8% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Cyprus, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 28.8% (2014).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Cyprus the GINI index is .34,8 (2014 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Cyprus the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 28.8% (2014).
About the budget and central governments debt of Cyprus
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Cyprus is; revenues:: $7.588 billion, expenditures:: $7.809 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 38.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Cyprus is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Cyprus
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.3% (2016 estimate), -2.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Cyprus
Cyprus, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Cyprus is: $2.635 billion (2016 estimate), $2.759 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing.
The most important imported products are: consumer goods, petroleum and lubricants, machinery, transport equipment, and the countries from where the import is coming: Greece 25.7%, UK 9.1%, Italy 8%, Germany 7.5%, Israel 5.5%, China 4.8%, Netherlands 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Cyprus
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Cyprus, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 10% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Cyprus, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Cyprus; excellent in both area under government control and area administered by Turkish Cypriotsdomestic: open-wire, fiber-optic cable, and microwave radio relayinternational: country code - 357 (area administered by Turkish Cypriots uses the country code of Turkey - 90); a number of submarine cables, including the SEA-ME-WE-3, combine to provide connectivity to Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; tropospheric scatter; s.
Transport infrastructure in Cyprus
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Cyprus: 15 (2013), and the number of heliports: 9 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Cyprus: total: 20,006 kmgovernment control: 13,006 km (includes 2,277 km of expressways), paved: 8,564 km, unpaved: 4,442 kmTurkish Cypriot control: 7,000 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Cyprus: N/A.
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Facts about Cyprus
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Cyprus, conventional short form: Cyprus, local long form: Kypriaki Dimokratia/Kibris Cumhuriyeti, local short form: Kypros/Kibris. Note: the Turkish Cypriot community, which administers the northern part of the island, refers to itself as the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" or "TRNC" ("Kuzey Kibris Turk Cumhuriyeti" or "KKTC"), etymology: the derivation of the name "Cyprus" is unknown, but the extensive mining of copper metal on the island in antiquity gave rise to the Latin word "cuprum" for copper.
|Abbrevation: Cyprus||Geographic coordinates:
35 00 N, 33 00 E
|Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Cyprus: Nicosia||GPS of the Capital:
35 10 N 33 22 E
|Position: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey; note - Cyprus views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both|
|Land area: total: 9,251 sq km, land: 9,241 sq km, water: 10 sq km||Terrain: central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast
||Area comparative: about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut|
|Population: 1,205,575 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.38% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.19 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.11 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s) / female, total population: 1.04 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.635 billion (2016 estimate), $2.759 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $6.042 billion (2016 estimate), $6.286 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Greece 25.7%, UK 9.1%, Italy 8%, Germany 7.5%, Israel 5.5%, China 4.8%, Netherlands 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 66.9% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): NICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 36.4 years; male: 35.1 years, female: 38 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 853,000. Percent of population: 71.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 323,707. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 27 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 1.111 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 93 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Cypriot(s) adjective: Cypriot||National holidays: Independence Day, 1 October (1960)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.7 years. Male: 75.8 years, female: 81.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 11.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.1%; male: 99.5%, female: 98.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and civil law with European law supremacy||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products||Industrial production growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.8% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) -2.5% (2014 estimate)|
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