Important information about Cyprus
EMBLEM FLAG ISLAND OF CYPRUS satellite picture
Republic of Cyprus
Republic of Cyprus
A country in Asia located in the eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.
From 1 May 2004 is a member of the European Union, hence Cyprus belongs to Europe.
However, EU legislation is not in force in the northern part occupied by Turkish troops. The division of the island is an obstacle in Turkey's accession negotiations with the European Union.
The name of the island comes from the Latin name for copper (cuprum), of which Cyprus was the main supplier in ancient times.
The mildest and sunniest climate in the Mediterranean. The tourist season in Cyprus lasts all year round!
Although Cyprus is a small country, thanks to the rich offer for tourists, it is very popular among lovers of holiday adventures and relaxation.
- Political system: democration.
- Bigger cities: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Pafos.
- Borders: Cyprus, being an island, it does not border any country except Northern Cyprus.
- Surface: 9 251 km2 (Greek part 72%, Turkish part;28%)
- The sea coast is long 648 km
- The highest point – Olimp 1 951 m n.p.m.
- An administrative division: administratively divided into 6 districts
- Car traffic: left hand, like in England.
- Currency: €, euro, (EUR)
Central European Time plus one hour. So if there is 1 hour in Poland. it's 2 hours in Cyprus.
- Population: 758 363 people
So the area like the province. Śląskie and the population as in the city of Łódź. But thanks to tourists, there are five times more people on the island in the season!
Nationalities: Greeks 78% (99,5% Greeks inhabit the Greek part of the island), Turks 18%, 4% other nationalities.
However, there is a whole lot, thousands, people from other countries, who have houses, families, work, in Cyprus and not included in the statistics. By adding tourists it turns out, that the island is densely populated.
In the southern part of the building – Greek, English. In the northern part – Turkish .
( English is used everywhere, on a daily basis. Languages are also used unofficially thanks to emigration: Russian, French, German, Bulgarian, Polish, Arabic.)
- Religion: Orthodoxy dominates on the Greek side (the so-called. Cypriot Orthodox Church). On the Turkish side, Islam.
Additionally, there are followers: Orthodox of the Russian Rite, maronici, anglicanie, Catholics, Buddhists.
here I provide the address and telephone numbers of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the Republic of Poland:
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Poland
Telephone: +48 (0) 22 844 45 77 , Information: Monday – Friday : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;+48 0 22 844 25 58
- Polish Embassy in Cyprus .. http://www.nikozja.polemb.net/
_ Cypryjska Organizacja Turystyczna _
- Najlepszą informacje turystyczną in the territory of the Greek part of Cyprus we will receive at the offices of the Cypriot Tourist Organization. The staff speak English and sometimes German or French. You will get the necessary information about hotels there, overnight stays, agritourism, interesting places to visit, almost any information, which an ordinary tourist needs. They will know almost nothing about rocks and climbing.
There you will get books for free, brochures, maps, o rejonie gdzie będziecie , as well as anywhere in the Greek part of the island.
Tu znajdziesz stronę CTO www.visitcyprus.com
Climate – Weather:
Dry climate, hot, subtropical Mediterranean. There are hot summers and mild winters here. The English say, that in Cyprus there are two seasons - spring (8 months) and summer ( 4 months). In fact, the Cypriot spring and autumn is similar to the Polish summer, and winter to Polish autumn, summer has no Polish equivalent. The officially reported temperatures are underestimated in summer and overstated in winter by approx 2 degrees, in order not to scare tourists.
For two weeks in August the temperature does not drop below + 38 ° C during the day, and it often reaches + 42 ° C
From the beginning of October, rainfall occurs mainly at night, in December during the day, then until March it rains mainly at night, rarely but, sometimes it rains all the time, day and night. Overall there is so little rain in Cyprus, that there is a tragic state of freshwater on the island.
The best time to enter Cyprus is the period of Polish spring and autumn, nice temperatures and little rains.
In addition, there is an orange harvest in March and in October you can eat cheap pomegranates and guavas.
Winter is not so bad for climbing, compared to southern France, Greece, even with Spain, Cyprus offers much better weather.
In summer, the heat and humidity are annoying (dyspnoea) taking away the desire and strength, to make any body movement or greater mental effort.
We only have to lie on the beach, or sit in an air-conditioned room.
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Here you have the Cyprus weather page- http://www.weatheronline.pl/Cypr.htm
Sometimes (about 2 times a year) there is a phenomenon in Cyprus native to the Sahara, Sandstorms! From the seaside, driven by the wind from the south, sand dust clouds, sometimes with moisture. It looks from a distance, like a heavy pink-orange fog.
It settles on everything, covering the world with a thin layer of yellow or orange dust.
The information is provided on TV the day before and you must absolutely, despite the heat, close all windows and doors, that the dust does not get inside the apartment, because it is very hard to remove. There are people who are allergic to this phenomenon (dust).
You have to wait it out.