Europe

Cyprus profile

  • 1 March 2012
  • From the section Europe
Image caption Greek-Cypriot soldiers look across at a Turkish-controlled area next to the UN buffer zone
  • Full name: Republic of Cyprus
  • Population: 1.1 million (combined) (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Nicosia (Lefkosia to Greek Cypriots, Lefkosa to Turkish Cypriots
  • Area (combined): 9,251 sq km (3,572 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Greek, Turkish
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Euro from 1 January 2008; Turkish lira used in north
  • Main exports: Clothing, potatoes, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals
  • GNI per capita: US $29,450 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .cy
  • International dialling code: +357