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Where is Cyprus?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Cyprus covers 9,241 square kilometers of land and 10 square kilometers of water, making it the 172nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 9,251 square kilometers.

Cyprus became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Cyprus is 1,138,071 (2012) and the nation has a density of 123 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Cyprus is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Cyprus are refered to as Cypriot.

The dialing code for the country is 357 and the top level internet domain for Cypriot sites is .cy.

Cyprus shares land borders with only one country, United Kingdom.

To learn more, visit our detailed Cyprus section.

Quick facts

Population 1,138,071
Density 123.2 / km2 ( 319.0 / mi2 )
Languages Modern Greek (1453-), Turkish
Independence Year 1960
Capital Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Currency Euro
GDP 23,226,158,986 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 20,408 (2014 data)
Land Area 9,241 km2 (3,568 mi2)
Water Area 10 km2 (4 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 32.270
Maximum Longitude 34.590
Mininum Latitude 34.565
Maximum Latitude 35.690

What is the capital of Cyprus?

map showing the location of Cyprus
Location of Nicosia on a map.

Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus. It has a population of 200,452, and is located on a latitue of 35.18 and longitude of 33.36.

Nicosia is also the political center of Cyprus, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Nicosia, the Capital Of Cyprus

City Nicosia
Country Cyprus
Population 200,452
Longitude 33.36420000
Latitude 35.17531000
Elevation 147 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.