Cyprus Facts

Cyprus Population
1.18m – September 2016
Cyprus ranks number 158 in the list of countries by population.


Land Area
The total land area is 9,243 Km2 (3,569 sq. miles)

Currency in Cyprus
As of the 1st January 2008 Cyprus replaced the Cypriot Pound with the Euro, at the irrevocable fixed exchange rate of 0.585274 CYP per 1 Euro. The Cypriot pound banknotes and coins continued to have legal tender status and were accepted for cash payments until 31 January 2008.

International Dialing Code for Cyprus
+357 (00 357)

National Holiday
Independence Day, October 1

Greek Orthodox 78%, Islam 18%, Maronite, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%

citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese.

tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum production, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone, and clay products.

Natural resources
copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment.

Nearest Neighbours
Turkey (75km) and Syria (105km)

Highest Point
Mount Olympus, 1952m