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ANCIENT CYPRUS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

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Cyprus became independent from the U.K. on August 16, 1960 and Independence Day is celebrated on October 1. Cyprus is an island nation in the Mediterranean. With its 9,250 sq km it is slightly larger than half of Connecticut or two thirds the size of Montenegro. It has a population of 0.8 million. Greek Turkish, and English is spoken in Cyprus. The island has a long history, human activities can be traced back as long as 10,000 years. Today the economy is good and based on tourism and financial services. Cyprus is a member of the European Union. The northern part is occupied by Turkey since 1974.

Cyprus is a great tourist destination thanks to its year round mild climate, blue water, beautiful beaches, hills, mountains, vineyards, citrus groves, ancient ruins, and idyllic sleepy villages.

Cyprus

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