Travel Information for Cyprus
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Greek, Turkish, English
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.cyInternational Dialling Code:    357

For help planning your trip to Cyprus including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Cyprus trip planning page.

Further information on Cyprus

Discover more about Cyprus - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of cyprus

Total area: 9,250 sq km (10 sq km under water)

Coastline: 648 km (Mediterranean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Mount Olympus (1,951m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Cyprus from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 42/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 45/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 24/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 31/174
Overall Ranking:    34/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Cyprus     Status: Independent Country

Population: 1,172,458 (rank: 156/196)     Density: 126.7 people/sq km (rank: 68/196)

Ethnic groups: Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5% (2001)

Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%

GDP (PPP): $21.62 billion       GDP per capita: $24,500 (rank: 45/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.