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Cyprus - historical background
Cyprus (State) -.. One of the greatest, attractions and beautiful islands, numbering about 780 thousand people, with an area of 9251 km 2, the geographical location - Asia, the eastern Mediterranean.
Nicosia its capital. The official language on the island of Cyprus is considered to be Greek, English.
The climate is subtropical, humid winters, and summers are hot enough.
Kyrenia represents a mountain chain extending along the cliff northern'll save. The greatest part of the island is covered by mountains. The width of the mountain ranges in the west side is 15 km, and expands to eastern and reaches about 30 km. Top of the ridge to the west of Kyrenia and the highest reaches 1 km. It is the highest mountain Akromanda and reaches 1023 m. Troodos mountain range is located in the south-western side of the island. On the north side of the array is the legendary Mount Olympus, which at its height ranks first in the array and around Cyprus. Height of the mountain Olympus 1952.
Civilization in Cyprus appeared at the end of 8000g. BC. e. Also traces of different ages: stone, copper, bronze.
Cyprus in ancient times was known and appreciated by large copper mines and forests. Because of this he was in turn captured by the Assyrians, and then the Egyptians and Persians. Island of Cyprus is now part of the EU.
Cyprus Religious split into two parts to the Greek (Orthodox) and Turkish (Muslim).