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Complete details about Cyprus in Asia with capital city Nicosia

Country NameCyprus (Kępros/Kibris)
Country CodeCYP
Capital CityNicosia
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1960
Population754700
Surface Area9251.0
Life Expectancy76.7 years
GNP9333.0 (old 8246.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Greek [official]     (74.1%)
Turkish [official]     (22.4%)

Major Cities

Nicosia, Nicosia     (population 195000)
Limassol, Limassol     (population 154400)

Cyprus's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: The Daily StarMon, 29 Sep 2014 04:26:15 -0700
Cyprus detains four Syrians after refugee boat rescue

NICOSIA: Four Syrians are being held in Cyprus police custody on suspicion of trafficking 345 mostly Syrian refugees who were rescued from a distressed fishing trawler off the island last week, authorities said Monday. The four appeared before a ...   read full story

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Publisher: InCyprusMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Syrian refugees free to leave Cyprus read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Cyprus detains suspected traffickers after refugee boat rescue read full story
Publisher: Cyprus MailMon, 29 Sep 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Syrian refugees will be free to choose final destination read full story
Publisher: Demotix.comMon, 29 Sep 2014 13:48:45 -0700
340 Syrian refugees rescued off coast of Cyprus read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 26 Sep 2014 01:13:46 -0700
Refugees rescued by cruise liner reluctantly disembark in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to move and demanding to go to Italy. On Thursday, 345 migrants, mainly women and children, had been plucked from ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 25 Sep 2014 03:33:36 -0700
Syrian refugees refuse to disembark in Cyprus after rescue read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 25 Sep 2014 22:43:30 -0700
Rescued migrants finally leave Cyprus ship read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 25 Sep 2014 02:19:41 -0700
Cyprus police end migrant stand-off aboard cruise ship read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 25 Sep 2014 08:41:48 -0700
Syrian Refugees Rescued From Migrant Boat off Cyprus read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 25 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Rescue effort launched for hundreds on stricken boat off Cyprus read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesSun, 28 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Bank of Cyprus prepares for shake-up

What do a billionaire US private equity investor, an ex-KGB agent and the archbishop of Cyprus have in common? They are all closely involved in a looming shake-up of Bank of Cyprus' board of directors as the lender prepares for a potential shift of its ...   read full story


Publisher: Yahoo NewsTue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:45 -0700
Thieves steal $7.6 mn Degas painting from Cyprus pensioner

Nicosia (AFP) - Thieves have stolen a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at six million euros ($7.6 million) from the home of a 70-year-old Greek Cypriot, Cyprus police said on Tuesday. The painting, entitled "Ballerina adjusting her slipper ...   read full story

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Publisher: Times LIVETue, 30 Sep 2014 02:56:15 -0700
Thieves steal $7.6 million Degas painting from Cyprus pensioner read full story
Publisher: BloombergTue, 30 Sep 2014 05:11:15 -0700
Degas Painting Valued at $7.6 Million Is Stolen in Cyprus read full story
Publisher: RFITue, 30 Sep 2014 04:37:30 -0700
Thieves steal Degas painting worth six million euros from Cyprus read full story
Publisher: Cyprus MailMon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:30 -0700
Painting worth ?6m stolen from Limassol house read full story
Publisher: ANSAmedTue, 30 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0700
Cyprus: Degas painting worth 6 mln euros stolen from house read full story

Cyprus Tweets

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From @PetrouNikoletta on Tue Sep 30 09:48:34 EDT 2014 #starbucks #caramel #macchiato #loveit @ Starbucks, Mall of Cyprus http://t.co/rT8u1J3Nyd
From @William29L1D on Tue Sep 30 09:48:29 EDT 2014 #GreeceDeservesOneDirection cyprus and greece we love u
From @USEmbassyCyprus on Tue Sep 30 09:48:20 EDT 2014 The 2016 #DiversityVisa Program will open at 7pm Cyprus time on Oct.1. More: http://t.co/izTMFv59ou or http://t.co/skOYpEGHSP
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From @ajax1nl on Tue Sep 30 09:48:02 EDT 2014 Het is rust in Cyprus, de beide A1 teams zijn nog niet tot scoren gekomen, 0-0. #apoaja #Ajax
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From @cnainenglish on Tue Sep 30 09:47:46 EDT 2014 Unemployment in Cyprus drops, according to Eurostat... http://t.co/pnhaATh7AP
From @dennix83 on Tue Sep 30 09:47:26 EDT 2014 RT @NicoBoilesen: Teamwork got the 3 points yesterday! Tomorrow off to Cyprus. #nacaja #cl http://t.co/pTIbhgMJVk