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  • Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία  (Greek)
  • Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)
Location of Cyprus (pictured lower right), showing the Republic of Cyprus in darker green and the self-declared republic of Northern Cyprus in brighter green, with the rest of the European Union shown in faded green
Location of Cyprus (pictured lower right), showing the Republic of Cyprus in darker green and the self-declared republic of Northern Cyprus in brighter green, with the rest of the European Union shown in faded green
Capital
and largest city
Nicosia  
35°10′N33°22′E / 35.167°N 33.367°E / 35.167; 33.367
Official languages
Minority languages
Vernaculars
Ethnic groups
Religion
Orthodox Christianity (~89.1% Church of Cyprus[3])
Demonym(s)Cypriot
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Nicos Anastasiades
Vacant[b]
Demetris Syllouris
LegislatureHouse of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
19 February 1959
• Independence proclaimed
16 August 1960
1 October 1960
• Joined the EU
1 May 2004
Area
• Total[c]
9,251 km2 (3,572 sq mi) (162nd)
• Water (%)
9
Population
• 2018 estimate
1,189,265[c][5][6] (158th)
• 2011 census
838,897[d][7]
• Density
123.4[c][8]/km2 (319.6/sq mi) (82nd)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$35.970 billion[9] (126th)
• Per capita
$41,572[9] (35th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$24.996 billion[9] (114th)
• Per capita
$28,888[9] (33rd)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 29.1[10]
low
HDI (2018)Increase 0.873[11]
very high · 31st
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (EEST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+357
ISO 3166 codeCY
Internet TLD.cy[e]

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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