Cyprus

By: Sabina Aleksandrov

Location & geography

Cyprus is located In the Middle East. It is a island in the Eastern-Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, south of turkey. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus has huge mountains named the Troodos Mountains.

Not a Founder

Cyprus is not a founder of Europe, it only joined the European Union 1-5-2004.

Colony of Britain & Goverment Type

Yes, Cyprus was at one point from 1878-1960 a British colony. Afterwards it gained its independance. Now Cyprus has a Presidental System, and is a Constitutional Republic.

History of The Flag

This is Cyprus's flag, it includes an outline of the country and two olive branches. The olive branches represent peace.

Capital and Major Cities

The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia, and the major cities include ; Limassol, Larnaka, Paphos, Kyrenia, and

Tourism

Money

Curruently Cyprus uses EURO, but prior to that they used Cyprus pound and even before that they used Turkish Lira.

Citations

MLA:

Loizides, Neophytos. "Cyprus." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.


MLA:

Stavrou, Theofanis G. "Nicosia." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.


MLA:

Henning, C. Randall. "Euro." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.


MLA:

Kent, Neil. "European Union (EU)." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.