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About CyprusSatellite view is showing the island of Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is geographically already part of Asia (Middle East), located about 80 km (50 mi) south of the Turkish coast and about 120 km (75 mi) west of Syria's coast. The island is shared by three political entities: the Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the United Kingdom with their Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
Cyprus' landscape is dominated by the Troodos Mountains and the Kyrenia Range, the central plain of the Mesaoria and plains along the southern coast. Highest peak is Mount Olympus with 1,952 m (6,404 ft), the mountain part of the Troodos range.
The Republic of Cyprus became an independent state on 16 August 1960, and a member of the United Nations one month later, and is a member state of the European Union since 2004.
But Cyprus is divided since 1974 into the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus in the southern part of the island and the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. UN peacekeeping forces (UNFICYP) maintain a buffer zone between the south and the north but the division remains unresolved until today, despite pressure from the EU and the United Nations (UN).
The national capital of the Republic of Cyprus is Nicosia (Lefkosia), capital of Northern Cyprus is North Nicosia. Spoken languages are Greek and Turkish.
Related countries are Greece and Turkey.
The map shows Cyprus with cities, and towns, expressways, main roads, and streets, and the location of Larnaca International Airport (IATA code: LCA), the main international airport in Cyprus, Paphos International Airport (IATA code: PFO), and Lefkoşa (Nicosia) Airport (IATA code: ECN), the main public airport of Northern Cyprus, 34 km (21 mi) by road east of North Nicosia..
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