Country File

Understand the basics of Cyprus at a glance...

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sardinia and Sicily, and is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. It is located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, west of Syria and south of Turkey. The island has a population of just over one million people.

There are two official languages, Greek and Turkish. English is also widely spoken in the country.