None, it's an island in the Mediterranean Sea
|A close-up of Cyprus. I chose not to include the UN Buffer|
Zone that divides Turkish Cyprus in the north from Greek
Cyprus in the south.
The nearest neighbors are Turkey to the north, Syria to the east, and Lebanon to the southeast.
3,572 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Limassol, Strovolos, Nicosia, Larnaca, Lakatamia
Famous Geographical Point:
İsmet Vehit Güney, artist, teacher, & creator of the Cypriot flag
Book Set In/About:
The People in Between: A Cyprus Odyssey by Gregory S. Lamb
To connect with the heritage she barely knows, a woman travels to Cyprus, where she learns about her family's history & the conflicts that have plagued the country for decades.
Movie Set In/About:
"Akamas" (2006), directed by Panikos Chrissanthou
Spanning two decades of Cypriot history (1950s-1970s), it's the tale of a Greek (Christian) Cypriot and a Turkish (Muslim) Cypriot who fall in love and get married, facing opposition at every turn. The Cypriot government banned this film from being shown in Cyprus.
Headline of the Day:
"Cyprus Reunification Talks Restart, Tough Challenges Ahead" in The Seattle Times.