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Paphos, Cyprus
Paphos, Cyprus

Turtles in Paphos

Turtles in Paphos
Photo by David Levêque
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    Capital:Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkosa)

    Location:Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey; note - Cyprus views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both

    Currency:euros (EUR)

    Area:9,251 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in north Cyprus)

    Population:1,281,506 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%; note - data represent only the Republic of Cyprus (2011 est.)

    Religion:Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite, Armenian Church, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+2

    Tel Code:+357

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