|Independence||16 August 1960 (from the UK);
note – Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are recognized only by Turkey
|Total area||9,251 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in north Cyprus)|
|Population||1,205,575 (July 2016 est.)|
|Suffrage||18 years of age; universal|
|Borders||No land borders. It is an island nation.|
|Religion||Christianity and Islam|
|Life expectancy||78.7 years (2016)
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
|Government type||Republic of Cyprus – presidential democracy; Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (self-declared) – semi-presidential democracy|
|Climate||temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters|
|Terrain||central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast|
|Natural resources||copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment|
|Birth rate||11.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)|
|Death rate||6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)|
|Sex ratio||1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)|
|National symbols||Cypriot mouflon (wild sheep), white dove|
|National colors||Blue and white|
|Industries||tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products|
|Exports||$2.635 billion (2016 est.)
citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing
|Imports||$6.042 billion (2016 est.)
consumer goods, petroleum and lubricants, machinery, transport equipment
|GDP – per capita (PPP)||$34,400 (2016 est.)|
|Time Zone||EET (UTC+2)
Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
|Internet country code||.cy|
|Drives on the||Left|
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