Pictures from Cyprus

Last updated Mar 29, 2022 | Published on Aug 14, 2014Cyprus, Photo Galleries, Southern Europe

This is a collection of pictures from Cyprus, north and south. They are the result of a trip in 2014 to the coast and inland.

Find all Cyprus entries on this link. You will find this picture gallery page, an article from a World Heritage Site and regular travelogues.

Click on the gallery to reveal all pictures from Cyprus.

A visit to the party town of Ayia Napa as well as the Troodos mountains with its World Heritage churches, the capital of Nicosia and the town of Famagusta in the northern part of the island.

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Fast facts about Cyprus

Want to learn more than just a look at pictures from Cyprus? Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an introduction based on it.

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of the Anatolian Peninsula. It is the third-largest and third-most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus lies south of Turkey, west of Syria, northwest of Lebanon, Israel, and the Gaza Strip (Palestine), north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. Its capital and largest city is Nicosia and second largest is Limassol.

Divisions

The Republic of Cyprus has de jure sovereignty over the entire island, including its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone. There are three exceptions. The first is the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, which remain under the UK’s control according to the London and Zürich Agreements. Second, the Republic of Cyprus has de facto two main parts. The area under the effective control of the Republic, in the south and west and comprising about 59% of the island’s area. The north is under the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It covers about 36% of the island’s area.

Another nearly 4% of the island’s area is covered by the UN buffer zone. The international community considers the northern part of the island to be territory of the Republic of Cyprus occupied by Turkish forces. The occupation is viewed as illegal under international law and amounting to illegal occupation of EU territory since Cyprus became a member of the European Union.

Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the eurozone.

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