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Last update : 11 February 2019

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Capital : Nicosia
Language :  Greek, Turkish
Currency :  Euro
Population : 1 141 166
Area : 9 251 km2

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Cyprus facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on August 16, 1960.
2. The population density is 149 people / km2.
3. The country is 35 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is the Cypriot Orthodox Church – 67.5%.
5. The highest peak is Olimp – 1951 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Pedieos.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Cyprus.
8. The average annual temperature is 19 °C.
9. Political system – federal republic.

11. The UK continues to control almost 3% of the island.

12. The sun shines over 320 days a year.

13. Very low crime rate, 1/6 of the European average.

14. In the Bronze Age it was the richest nation, due to the large copper deposits.

15. In the spring, in the morning you can ride in the mountains after snow skiing, and in the afternoon, bask in the sun on the beach.

16. Residents everywhere drive cars, even to the store just around the corner. Any unnecessary movement is a strange activity for them. There are very few cyclists.

Author: Turyst

17. Traditional weddings have as many guests as the room will accommodate. The more the better.

18. It’s very easy to catch hitchhiking in Cyprus.

19. There is left-hand traffic in Cyprus.

20. There are cats everywhere, they were brought in to get rid of poisonous snakes.

21. Interestingly, even though the temperature of “winter” drops rarely below 20 degrees Celsius, there are a lot of fur shops in this country.

22. It is believed that the ruins of Atlantis are found between the coasts of Cyprus and Syria.

Author: MR

23. The tourist season in Cyprus lasts a whole year.

24. According to legend, in Cyprus, the goddess of love – Aphrodite – emerged from the deep water.

25. There are a lot of ancient monuments in this small country.

26. Five water parks were created in Cyprus.

27. In one of the water parks there is a huge slide with up to 370 bends.

Author: Pati

28. The minimum wage is 870 euro for the first half year, and then it is increased to 924 euro for one month’s work (data from 2014).

29. The tax-free amount is EUR 19 500.

30. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 840 €.

Author: Daria

31. The amount of income tax in Cyprus is 12.5%.

32. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

33. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.2% .

Author: Daria

34. 5 Cypriots have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

35. The richest of them is John Fredriksen with assets worth over $10.5 billion.

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36. In Cyprus, an average adult consumes about 9.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

37. The national alcohol is brandy sour.

38. The most beer is beer – 41%, then spirit – 33%, wine – 25.3%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.7%.

Author: AlkoWorld

39. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

40. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

41. The average IQ level is 91.

Author: EduKacJa

42. In this country there are 0.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 7 623 people).

Author: Reebeka

43. The national animal is a Cypriot mouflon.

Author: Kos

44. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

45. The national tree is golden oak.

Author: Alma

46. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

47. In addition to built-up areas, the speed limit on the normal road is 80 km / h, and on highways 100 km / h.

48. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

49. In 2013, 44 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

50. 14% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

Author: AutoMania

51. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

52. In this country, over 644,000 motor vehicles are registered (760 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

53. In this country there are over 20,006 km of paved roads, including over 249 km of expressways (0.03% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

54. In this country, over 804,000 (2015) 971 369 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 115% of the population).

55. Around 590,000 (2015) 870,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

56. The national top-level domain is .cy . There are over 13,430 websites with such an extension.

57. The most popular pages with the extension .cy are: google.com.cy, 24sports.com.cy and kathimerini.com.cy.

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58. The country has 2018 over $852,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0072% of foreign currency reserves of all countries) the world).

Author: Vinamra

59. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $19,400,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $21 650 000 000 .

60. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 107.5% GDP, or around: $20,855,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 97.5% GDP, or around: $21 108 750 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $24,922.

Author: Komornik

61. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2014 the year was around: $95,280,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $123 020 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

62. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 135 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

63. The lowest temperature: -112.8 °C was measured in Troodos.

Author: weather

64. The highest temperature: 46.6 °C was measured in Lefkoniko.

Author: weather

65. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.9 years (women – 81.1 years and men – 76.8 years).

Author: Wilga

66. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

67. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.5 years old.

68. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Author: Nadia

69. The average age people living in this country is 36.1 years old.

70. The country is around:
132,000 people (15.61%) in the age range 0-14 years.
617,000 people (72.88%) in the 15-64 age range years.
97,500 people (11.51%) over 65 years old.

71. In this country, about 9,700 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 5,600 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

72. There are 1185 km2 of agricultural land in Cyprus (13% of the country).

73. 364 people in 1000 possess firearms.

74. Prodromos is the highest located town in the country.

75. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1960.

76. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

77. The work week is 48 hours.

78. 69% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

79. 1750 sq km of land is covered by forests (18.9%)

80. The last death penalty was carried out in 1962.

Author: Statyk

81. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 12.5% ​​(2018).

82. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

83. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.3%.

Author: Fan%

84. Cyprus has 13,900 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Cyprus?
The highest peak in Cyprus is Olimp (1952 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Cyprus?
The largest river in Cyprus is Pedieos.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Cyprus?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Cyprus has national colors?
National colors: blue and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is brandy sour.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Cypriot mouflon.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Athletics is the national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Cyprus?
Cyprus borders with such countries as: It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 36.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 870 euros (approximately 3686 zlotys) for the first six months, and then it is increased to 924 euros (approximately 3 915 zlotys) for one month’s work (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Cyprus?
The population density is 92 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “Freedom or death.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 46.6 ° C was measured in Lefkoniko.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -112.8 ° C was measured in Troodos.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 17.

answer: Marta