The Republic of Cyprus is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, located southeast of Greece. For much of human history, Cyprus has been a strategic location and has been ruled by numerous groups, including Alexander the Great and Ptolemaic Egypt. It was formally annexed by Britain in 1914 but gained independence in 1960.

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Additional Facts About GreeK CYPRUS

  • Capital: Nicosia

  • Area: 3572 square miles

  • Population: 1.2 million

  • Languages: Greek and Turkish (official), English, Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Arabic, and Filipino

  • Ethnic Groups: Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Armenians, Maronites

  • Agriculture: citrus, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese

  • Industry: tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products


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