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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

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 14% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. Over 644,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (760 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The top-level national domain is .cy . There are over 13,430 websites with this extension.

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

6. In this country there are more than 20 006 km of paved roads including over 249 km of express roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

7. In Cyprus, hitchhiking is very easy to catch.

8. There are cats everywhere, they were brought in to get rid of venomous snakes.

9. Interestingly, although the temperature in winter “rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius, there are a lot of fur stores in this country.

10. The tourist season in Cyprus lasts all year.

11. Full name of the country – Republic of Cyprus.

12. The average annual temperature is 19 ° C.

13. Political system – federal republic.

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

15. In the spring, in the morning you can go skiing in the mountains on snow, and in the afternoon soak up the sun on the beach.


Geography in Cyprus

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

2. Five water parks were created in Cyprus.

3. Cyprus borders with such countries as: It is an island country, no land borders.

4. The country is 35 times smaller than Poland.

5. The highest peak is Olimp – 1951 m above sea level.

6. The longest river is Pedieos.

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

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

9. 1750 sq km of land is covered by forests (18.9%)

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

11. The sun shines over 320 days a year.

85. Beirut (Lebanon) is the nearest capital city in a straight line from Nicosia – 239 km.

86. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Nicosia is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 16824 km.


Finance in Cyprus

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1. 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).

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 19,400,000,000 (PLN 83,032,000,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 21,650,000,000 (PLN 92,662,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 107.5% of GDP, which is about: $ 20 855 000 000 (PLN 89 259 400 000),
2018 year was 97.5 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 21 108 750 000 (PLN 90 345 450 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 24,922 (PLN 106,665).

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

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

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


Law in Cyprus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. There is left-hand traffic in Cyprus.

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

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


Education in Cyprus

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 91.

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


Work in Cyprus

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1. 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).

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

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

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

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

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.2% .

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

8. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Cyprus

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

2. The highest peak is Olimp – 1951 m above sea level.

3. The longest river is Pedieos.

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

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

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


Society in Cyprus

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1. 5 Cypriots have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

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

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

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

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

6. The average IQ level is 91.

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

8. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 149 people / km2.

12. The main religion is the Cypriot Orthodox Church – 67.5%.

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

15. 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.

16. 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).

17. 364 people in 1000 possess firearms.

18. 69% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Cyprus

1. The national alcohol is brandy sour.

2. The national tree is golden oak.

3. The national animal is a Cypriot mouflon.


Customs in Cyprus

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

2. 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.


History of Cyprus

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

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

3. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on August 16, 1960.

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

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

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


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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


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