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Read about Cyprus in an entertaining format of an information graphic. Learn about the general facts and explore the country in a quick and easy format.  

General Fact about Cyprus:

› Official Name: Republic of Cyprus

› Capital: Nicosia, also referred to as Lefkosia

› Official Languages: Greek. Other languages are Turkish, English and Russian

› Population: 850 000 (demographics of Southern Cyprus only)

› Currency: Euro

 

› Vat: standard at 19% though it varies according to product or service category

› Other: 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

› Europe’s most southerly ski resorts

› Over 45 beaches awarded Blue Flag status by the E.U.

› 782km of coastline

› Lowest crime rates in Europe and ranked 5th safest in the world

› 75% are Christian Orthodox

› 50 000 native English speaking expats live permanently on the island

› The density constitutes 84 persons per square kilometre

› 3% of the island belongs to the U.K. government

› Offers 10 Impressive diving spots

› 4 World-class golf courses

Weather and Climate:

  • 330 days of sunshine a year
  • Type of Climate: subtropical - Mediterranean and semi-arid 
  • Summer: Maximum temperature – 36C (usually August)
  • Winter: Lowest temperature – 6C (February). Temperature drops the Mountains to a minimum of -5C
  • Annual precipitation average: 457mm of rain

 

Ports, Harbours, Marinas and Airports

  • Biggest Port: Limassol
  • Busiest Airport: Larnaca International
  • Biggest Marina: Larnaca
  • Harbours: Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Latsi, Pyrgos

Fishing Shelters:

  1. Kato Pyrgos Fishing Shelter
  2. Lemesos Old Port
  3. Akrotiri Fishing Shelter
  4. Zygi Fishing Shelter
  5. Larnaka Fishing Shelter (Livadhia)
  6. Ormidhia Fishing Shelter
  7. Xylotympou Fishing Shelter
  8. Pomos Fishing Shelter
  9. Agios Georgios Pegeias Fishing Shelter
  10. Agia Napa Fishing Shelter
  11. Agia Triada Fishing Shelter
  12. Paralimni Fishing Shelter
  13. Potamos Liopetriou Natural Fishing Shelter
  14. Xylophagou Fishing Shelter

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Population (rough estimations based on last 3 years demographic reports)

  • Nicosia: 251 000
  • Limassol: 180 000
  • Larnaca: 120 000
  • Paphos: 63 000

  

Tourism (2015 statistics)

Top Visiting Countries:

  • United Kingdom – 1 041 000
  • Russian Federation – 525 000
  • Greece – 140 000
  • Other countries: 505 000
  • Total visitors: 2 210 000

 

Average Rates and prices

  • Accommodation: 50 Euro per person per night
  • Food and Drinks: meal 15 Euro per person. Bottle of wine 6 Euro
  • Car rentals: economy class at 20 Euro per day
  • Round of Golf: 80 Euro per person

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