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Population: 1,120,489 (2011)
Land Area: 9,250 sq km
Natural Resources: Copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment
Capital: Nicosia
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Dimitris Christofias (2008)
Languages: Greek, Turkish, English
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Other 4%
Major Ethnicities: Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 77.82 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 22.75 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 23.18 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 21,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.1%, Industry 18.6%, Services 79.3% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 8.5%, Industry 20.5%, Services 71% (2006)
Industries: Tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum production, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone, and clay products
Agriculture Products: Citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables, poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese
Human Development Index: 0.840 (31st)
Tourism Revenue: 2.55 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (2010)

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Army Size: 10 000 (2004)
Budget: 3.8% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Cyprus is located in the Mediterranean sea, it has sea borders with Turkey, Greece, Syria and Lebanon. Cyprus is engaged in an ongoing conflict with Turkey that started in 1974, when Turkey wanted to stop Cyprus from joining Greece and protect Turks living in Cyprus, Turkey invaded and occupied a part of the island. Cyprus is now divided into two entities one Greek and one Turkish. Cyprus' economy is based largely on tourism and foreign companies, the GDP per capita is very high, there is however a great difference between the quality of life in the Greek and Turkish sectors, the Greek sector having the highest.

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CIA World Factbook: Cyprus
Wikipedia: Cyprus