Query from you – where is Cyprus Greece?

Cyprus is not part of Greece, but an independent country located south of Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Cyprus is a country in the eastern Mediterranean, located south of Turkey and southeast of Greece. While Cyprus has a shared cultural heritage with Greece, it is an independent country with its own government and economy. As Lonely Planet describes, Cyprus “is a divided island, with the northern third under Turkish Cypriot control and the southern two-thirds administered by Greek Cypriots.”

A famous quote about Cyprus comes from Lawrence Durrell, who lived on the island for several years and wrote extensively about it: “Cyprus seems to have something for everyone. Its ancient history rivals anything else in the Mediterranean, while its natural beauty is stunning.”

Here are some interesting facts about Cyprus:

  • Cyprus is known for its production of halloumi cheese, which has Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status from the European Union.
  • The island has a rich archaeological history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to prehistoric times.
  • Cyprus was a British colony from 1878 until its independence in 1960.
  • The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is said to have risen from the sea foam off the coast of Cyprus.
  • The capital city of Cyprus is Nicosia, which is the last divided capital city in the world due to the ongoing dispute between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.


Country Name Cyprus
Continent Europe
Capital Nicosia
Official Languages Greek, Turkish
Currency Euro
Population 1,207,359 (2021)
Time Zone Eastern European Time (EET)
Area 9,251 square kilometers
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Cyprus is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of the coast of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) and east of the island of Crete (Greece.) The third largest island in the Mediterranean has a land area of 9,251 km².

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Cyprus became divided after tensions rose between the Greek and Turkish populations following the country’s independence from Britain, leading to a Greek-backed coup in 1974. Turkey intervened unilaterally to protect the Turkish minority, which embarrassed the military government in Greece and led to international condemnation when Turkey continued to push further across the island. The Turkish Cypriot administration was created, and many people were forced out of their homes and cleared from the north. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot government declared independence, which was only supported by Turkey, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Despite international condemnation, the island remains divided today.

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Is Cyprus a part of Greece?
In reply to that: Cyprus has never been a Greek Island. It is both useful and important to keep in mind that there has never been in Cyprus a "Cypriot nation" due to the distinct national, religious and cultural characteristics of each ethnic people who, in addition, speak different languages.
What country Cyprus belongs to?
Response will be: Which country does Cyprus belong to? Cyprus belongs to three countries: the Republic of Cyprus, Northern Cyprus, and Britain. The island is split between them and a UN buffer zone.
What is the closest Greek island to Cyprus?
As an answer to this: Also the easternmost island in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is approximately 105 kilometers west of Syria, 75 kilometers south of Turkey and 380 kilometers north of Egypt. The nearest Greek point is the Greek island of Rhodes which is 380 kilometers to the west.
Is Greek in Cyprus same as Greece?
Answer to this: Now, to start off with the basics, Greek and Cypriot Greek are not different languages. Cypriot Greek is considered to be a dialect of the Greek language, much like Irish or Scottish English are considered to be dialects of Standard English.

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