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About Cyprus in detail
Where is Cyprus?
In case, Cyprus is looking on the map under the Coordinates 35 10 N 33 22 E otherwise in the Middle East, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey.
What is the capital city of Cyprus?
The capital city of Cyprus is Nicosia.
What is the time in Nicosia?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Nicosia’s timezone 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?
Cyprus’ territory is total: 9,251 sq km, land: 9,241 sq km, water: 10 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of Cyprus’s territory is about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Cyprus, we can cover a total distance: 156 km.
What is the water coverage of Cyprus?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Cyprus is covered by water (see below), including a 648 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Cyprus?
The climate of Cyprus is temperate: The Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters.
Geographical data of Cyprus
Cyprus elevation; mean elevation: 91 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: the Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Olympus 1,951 m.
Cyprus’ specific geographical details include a central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along the southern coast.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, 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 the population distribution, it is safe to say that the population is concentrated in central Nicosia and the major cities of the south: Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 66.9% of the 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 are 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 developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Cyprus, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Cyprus, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Cyprus are the following: N/A. 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
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; 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 important sectors. 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. Shortly after President Nikos ANASTASIADES’s election 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 place. 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.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Cyprus is $19.93 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Cyprus is 2.8% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) -2.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange is 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 economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Cyprus produces?
Cyprus’s main agricultural products are citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese.
Regarding the economy, the essential 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 essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Cyprus
In Cyprus, the average delivery number is 1.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Cyprus
The population’s average age is 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.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new 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, the residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Cyprus a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Cyprus
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Cyprus, the hospital beds’ density is 3.5 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Cyprus, N/A.
However, 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 due to the disease.
In Cyprus, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Cyprus is 24.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Cyprus? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Cyprus are moderate earthquake activity; droughts.
More interesting facts about Cyprus
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is 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 Nicosia’s capital. Despite UN peacekeepers’ deployment in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued, forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to overthrow Cyprus’s elected president 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. An 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 two communities’ leaders 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 a new Turkish Cypriot “president.” The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004. However, 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 the Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other EU states’ citizens.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones 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 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 national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Cyprus: Cypriot mouflon (wild sheep), white dove; national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Cyprus
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
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 time, the legal system of a country is 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, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
Cyprus’s legal system is a 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. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Cyprus, we can highlight the area of the following structure under government control: unicameral House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon (80 seats; 56 assigned to Greek Cypriots, 24 to Turkish Cypriots, but only those set 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).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Cyprus
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. 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).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Cyprus, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.3% highest 10%: 28.8% (2014).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was 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 of the criteria 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 most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Cyprus, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 3.3% highest 10%: 28.8% (2014).
About the budget and central governments debt of Cyprus
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The allocation 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 N/A.
The fiscal year in Cyprus is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Cyprus
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; 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%, United Kingdom 9.1%, Italy 8%, Germany 7.5%, Israel 5.5%, China 4.8%, Netherlands 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Cyprus
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Cyprus, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 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 Cyprus’s following; excellent in both areas under government control and area administered by Turkish Cypriots. Domestic: open-wire, fiber-optic cable, and microwave radio relay. International: country code – 357 (area administered by Turkish Cypriots uses the country code of Turkey – 90); several 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 if 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 & data about Cyprus
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Republic of Cyprus, traditional short form: Cyprus, local long form: Kypriaki Dimokratia/Kibris Cumhuriyeti, local short state: 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.
|Abbreviation: Cyprus||Geographic coordinates:|
35 00 N, 33 00 E
|Country 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 the 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 the 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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