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Dhekelia Geography Profile 2017

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LocationEastern Mediterranean, on the southeast coast of Cyprus near Famagusta
Geographic coordinates34 59 N, 33 45 E
Map referencesMiddle East
Areatotal: 130.8 sq km
note: area surrounds three Cypriot enclaves
Area - comparativeabout three-quarters the size of Washington, DC
Land boundariestotal: 108 km
border countries (1): Cyprus 108 km
Coastline27.5 km
Climatetemperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
Environment - current issuesnetting and trapping of small migrant songbirds in the spring and autumn
Geography - noteBritish extraterritorial rights also extended to several small off-post sites scattered across Cyprus; of the Sovereign Base Area (SBA) land, 60% is privately owned and farmed, 20% is owned by the Ministry of Defense, and 20% is SBA Crown land

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017