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    Cyprus Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/cyprus/cyprus_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey


      Geographic coordinates: 35 00 N, 33 00 E


      Map references: Middle East


      Area: total: 9,250 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Cypriot area)
      water: 10 sq km
      land: 9,240 sq km


      Area - comparative: about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 648 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Olympus 1,951 m


      Natural resources: copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment


      Land use: arable land: 10.61%
      permanent crops: 4.65%
      other: 84.74% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 400 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: moderate earthquake activity; droughts


      Environment - current issues: water resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments, seasonal disparity in rainfall, sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer, increased salination in the north); water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes; coastal degradation; loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants


      Geography - note: the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia)


      NOTE: The information regarding Cyprus on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cyprus Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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