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Continent – Europe

Region – Central Europe

Size – 9,250 km²

Geography – central plains, mountains in north and south

Language – Greek, Turkish, English

Religion – 78% Greek Orthodox, 18% Muslim, 4% other

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment

Agriculture – citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese

Industry – tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum production, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone, and clay products

Cyprus Map

Neighbouring Countries – none

Population – 1,172,458 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.52%

Average Life Expectancy – 77.9

Capital City – Nicosia (313,400)

Highest Mountain – Mount Olympus (1951m)

Longest River – no major rivers

– mediterranean, hot, dry summers 18°C to 37°C and cool winters 5°C to 19°C

Yearly Rainfall – 35 cm (approx) mostly October to March


Plant Life – pine, conifers, cypress, juniper, plane, alder, dwarf oak, wild flowers, herbs

Animal Life – moufflon, bats

Bird Life – partridge, quail, snipe, plover, woodcock, eagle


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Cyprus. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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