Population of main cities (including suburbs):
Lefkosia (244,100); Limassol (182,400); Larnaca (85,900); Nea Paphos (64,300)
The Republic of Cyprus is divided into two parts, the Greek part (77%) under the control of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Turkish area in the North (18%). Other ethnic groups also inhabit the island (e.g. Armenians). Nicosia retains the distinction of being the last divided capital in the World. Over 99% of Greek Cypriots now live in the Republic of Cyprus, while over 99% of Turkish Cypriots live in Northern Cyprus.
Greek and Turkish
Other Languages Spoken:
English is widely spoken. French and German are also spoken within the tourism industry.
English, French, German
Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic and other 4%.
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Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy. The internationally recognized government is the one that controls the southern two-thirds of the island named "Republic of Cyprus". The Northern one-third is Turkish-occupied and only recognized internationally by Turkey since 1983. It is called "the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus".
Type of Economy:
Well developed economy, member of the European Union and Eurozone (the application of the european legal framework is suspended in the north part), with great potentials in attracting foreign investment.
A liberal economy with favourable business laws and high potentials of development; Unemployment rate among the lowest in Europe; extreme dependence on tourism.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Cyprus, dial 00
To call Cyprus, dial +357
30.9 per 100 Inhabitants
33.1 per 100 Inhabitants
61.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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