Cyprus Information


Cyprus is located in the north East of the Mediterranean where Europe, Asia and Africa meet. Its location has played a vital part in its development as a centre for finance and tourism. Spread over 9251kmĀ², Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, behind Sicily and Sardinia. With a population of approximately 850.000, 80% of Cyprus' population are Greek Cypriot, 11% are Turkish Cypriot, 8% are Foreign residents and a further 1% are comprised of other small minorities.









Populations by town :


Nicosia 313.000 (Capital city, located in the centre of Cyprus)

Limassol 228.000 (the main port town)

Larnaca 140.000 (port town with main international airport)

Paphos 66.000 (other international airport)


Ammochostos ( also called Famagusta ) and Kyrenia, found in the East and North of Cyprus, are both illegally occupied by the Turkish army.