- 1 Is Strovolos a county?
- 2 Why is Nicosia airport closed?
- 3 What religion is Cyprus?
- 4 Is Cyprus part of European Union?
- 5 How safe is Cyprus?
- 6 What is the biggest airport in Cyprus?
- 7 Can you drive from Greek Cyprus to Turkish Cyprus?
- 8 Is Nicosia Greek or Turkish?
- 9 Why did Turkey take over Cyprus?
- 10 Why is Cyprus so British?
- 11 Why Cyprus is divided?
Is Strovolos a county?
Strovolos is a municipality in the Nicosia district in Cyprus. It was recognised as a municipality in 1986 and it is the second largest municipality in Cyprus with about 60.000 residents. It extends to 25 square kilometres and it has 6 parishes.
Why is Nicosia airport closed?
With the ceasefire signed on 16 August 1974 Nicosia Airport became part of the United Nations controlled Buffer Zone separating the two communities on the island, and it has been inoperable as a fully functioning airport ever since.
What religion is Cyprus?
Religion is closely tied to one’s cultural identity in Cyprus. The majority of Greek Cypriots identify as Orthodox Christians, while most Turkish Cypriots identify as Muslim. There are also small Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, Anglican and Catholic Christian communities.
Is Cyprus part of European Union?
Cyprus is a member country of the EU since May 1, 2004 with its geographic size of 9,251 km², and population number 847,008, as per 2015. Cypriots comprise 0.2% of the total EU population. Its capital is Nicosia and the official language in Cyprus is Greek.
How safe is Cyprus?
But despite the conflict that has plagued the region, and has left it in a state of political uncertainty, Cyprus is considered a very safe area to visit, with very little violent crime.
What is the biggest airport in Cyprus?
Larnaca International Airport is Cyprus’ main international gateway and the larger of the two commercial airports in the area controlled by the Republic of Cyprus, the other being Paphos International Airport on the island’s southwestern coast.
Can you drive from Greek Cyprus to Turkish Cyprus?
Belgian greetings! “It is possible to travel to the north of Cyprus from the south (and back again), including via the Ledra Palace and Ledra Street checkpoints in central Nicosia where you can cross by foot. If you intend to take a hire car to the north, the main crossing in Nicosia is Agios Dometios.
Is Nicosia Greek or Turkish?
Nicosia, Greek Lefkosía, Turkish Lefkoşa, city and capital of the Republic of Cyprus. It lies along the Pedieos River, in the centre of the Mesaoria Plain between the Kyrenia Mountains (north) and the Troodos range (south).
Why did Turkey take over Cyprus?
The aim of the coup was the union (enosis) of Cyprus with Greece, and the Hellenic Republic of Cyprus to be declared. In July 1974, Turkish forces invaded and captured 3% of the island before a ceasefire was declared. The Greek military junta collapsed and was replaced by a democratic government.
Why is Cyprus so British?
A British protectorate under nominal Ottoman suzerainty was established over Cyprus by the Cyprus Convention of 4 June 1878, following the Russo-Turkish War, in which the British occupied the island as a consequence of the Ottoman Empire’s actions throughout the duration of the war.
Why Cyprus is divided?
Cyprus has been divided, de facto, into the Greek Cypriot controlled southern two-thirds of the island and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus a third. Its territory, a result of the Turkish invasion of 1974 and whose status remains disputed, extends over the northern third of the island.