Description: The political map of Cyprus showing names of capital city, towns,
prefectures, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
Cyprus Facts and
part of Europe situated in the Eastern Mediterranean;
with Nicosia as its capital, this island is the third
largest in the Mediterranean. The official language is
Greek, which is spoken by the majority of the population
along with Turkish. English, German and French are also
The landscape varies considerably from rocky cliffs,
mountains strewn with forestland, rugged coastlines and
sandy beaches. The Troodos Mountains in the island’s
center rise up to 1,952 meters above sea level, and
there is actually skiing during the winter, while in the
summer one can enjoy hiking, cycling and bird watching.
The island offers quite a few UNESCO Heritage sites,
pristine beaches and turquoise clear waters, notably
around Ayia Napa and Protaras, where there are plenty of
watersports activities to choose from.
The Akamas National Park is a site of rare beauty where
nature lovers can wander to lara Bay a protected area
where loggerhead turtles return each year to lay their
Cyprus offers a blend of past culture with its venetian
walls, Roman mosaics, Crusader castles and its active
nightlife in the major towns’ cafés and beachfront
The island boasts a warm Mediterranean climate, with hot
and dry summers, with mild winter along the coast.