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Cyprus Facts

Cyprus's Information

Flag of Cyprus
Land Area 9,241 km2
Water Area 10 km2
Total Area 9,251km2 (#162)
Population 1,205,575 (#159)
Population Density 130.46/km2
Government Type Republic Of Cyprus - Presidential Democracy; Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus (self-declared) - Semi-presidential Democracy
GDP (PPP) $29.26 Billion
GDP Per Capita $34,400
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Cyprus
  • Republic of Cyprus (long form)
  • Capital City: Nicosia (313,400 pop.)
  • Cyprus Population: 1,155,403 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5%
  • GDP total: $23.57 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $26,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Greek (official), Turkish (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta, Paphos, Kyrenia, Protaras, Morphou, Aradhippou, Paralimni
  • Name: unknown; it is suggested that the name comes from the cypress tree, or from the Eteocypriot word for copper - which is found on the island
  • National Day: October 1
  • Religion: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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