Cyprus

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Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is a Eurasian island country situated in the eastern Mediterranean south of Turkey, west of the Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, north of Egypt, and east of Greece. Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island and one of the most popular tourist destinations, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year. The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. It adopted the euro on 1 January 2008. The Republic of Cyprus, the internationally recognized state, claims sovereignty over the entire island of Cyprus and its surrounding waters, with appendix of the Treaty of Establishment of the Republic providing for 3% of its territory to be used by the United Kingdom as sovereign military bases. The island is de facto partitioned into four main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, in the south of the island; the Turkish-occupied area in the north, calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; the United Nations-controlled Green Line, separating the two; and two British Sovereign Base Areas .

Established
1960-10-01
Joined Commonwealth
1961
Capital City
Nicosia (Lefkosia, Lefkoşa)
Demonym
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Cypriot
Country motto
Size
3572 square miles.
Population
796,740
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
85 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 85)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$23120000000 (World ranking:115)
Human Development Index
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0.903 (World ranking:28)
Currency Code
EUR
Country calling code
357
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