Population of main cities including suburbs:
Levkosia (230,000); Lemesos (180,000); Larnaka (80,000); Nea Pafos (50,000).
The Republic of Cyprus is divided into two parts, the Greek part (77%) under the control of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Turkish Occupied area in the North (18%), as well as other Christian ethnic groups (Armenians etc..). Nicosia retains the distinction of being the very last divided capital in the World.
Greek and Turkish
Other Languages Spoken:
English is widely spoken. French and German are also spoken within the tourism industry.
English, French, German
Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic and other 4%.
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Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy. The internationally recognized government is the one that controls the southern two-thirds of the island named "Republic of Cyprus". The Northern one-third is Turkish-occupied and only recognized internationally by Turkey. It is called "the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus".
Type of Economy:
Well developed economy, member of the European Union and Eurozone (the application of the european legal framework is suspended in the north part), with great potentials in attracting foreign investment.
A liberal economy with favourable business laws and high potentials of development; Unemployment rate among the lowest in Europe; extreme dependence on tourism.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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