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Republic of Cyprus



Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey

Area: 9,250 sq km

Climate: temperate, Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters

Terrain: central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast

Population: 754,064 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%

Languages: Greek, Turkish, English

Capital: Nicosia



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