Country Profile - Cyprus

Name: Republic of Cyprus

Location: Europe, east Mediterranean

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Nicosia

Language: Greek (official), Turkish (official), English

Area: 9,251 sq kms

Population: 1,120,489 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 1st Oct (Independence Day)

Currency: Cyprus Pound (CPY).

Climate: Warm Mediterranean climate. Hot, dry summers with mild winters during which rainfall is most likely.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 Apr Greek Cypriot National Day. 1 Oct Cyprus Independence Day. 28 Oct Greek National Day (Ochi Day). 25 Dec Christmas.

Airline Name: Cyprus Airways (CY)

International Airports: Larnaca (LCA), Paphos (PFO)