where is cyprus map located?

The map shows the island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus lies about 80 km (50 mi) south of the coast of Turkey, west of Syria and. The map below showing Cyprus and its neighbouring countries corresponds to the square diagram with the black outline of the global map above. Across the sea, it lies southeast of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Lebanon and Syria, and north of Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

It is the entry point to Cyprus and Larnaca International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Cyprus. The time in Cyprus is two hours ahead of Western Europe and one hour ahead of Central Europe. In addition to the cities of Cyprus, there are also many interesting towns and villages in Cyprus. PaphosLocated on the west coast of Cyprus, Paphos is the main tourist centre of Cyprus and is home to the second and smallest international airport in Cyprus.

The Turkish Cypriot state made a unilateral declaration of independence in 1983 and adopted the name Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Situated almost in the centre of the Mesaoria Plain, on the banks of the Pedieos River, is Nicosia, the administrative capital and largest city of Cyprus. Cyprus is an independent country, a member of the United Nations and the European Union, among many other international organisations. Settled for more than 10 millennia, Cyprus lies at a cultural, linguistic and historical crossroads between Europe and Asia.

In 1960, Cyprus gained independence from Britain (it had been a crown colony since 192) as the Republic of Cyprus. Today, Cyprus is a popular tourist destination for European visitors, favoured by honeymooners (as befits the legendary home of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love), birdwatchers attracted by the island's diversity of migratory species and other holidaymakers. Minority languages in CyprusThere are three recognised minorities in Cyprus: Armenians, Maronites and Latins. NicosiaCapital and largest city of Cyprus, Nicosia is the only city in Cyprus that is not located by the sea.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is one of the top holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. For this reason, countries that are often the target of attacks, such as the US, the UK, Russia and France, to name but a few, have designated Cyprus as a place of refuge for their citizens during crises in the Middle East area.

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