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Cyprus

Cyprus Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Egypt (M) Greece (M) Israel (M) Lebanon (M) Syria (M) Turkey (M) Akrotiri and Dhekelia ( United Kingdom ) Northern Cyprus

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 12,500 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Burned bones of megafauna. 2014
First human settlement > Place Aetokremnos 2014
Full name Republic of Cyprus 2012
Independence day date October 1 1960
National anthems \u00ddmnos eis t\u012bn Eleuther\u00edan ( Hymn to Liberty ) 2011
National identity card All residents aged 12 and up are required to carry an official ID card. 2004
National tree Golden oak 2014
Overview

By legend the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, Cyprus's modern history has, in contrast, been dominated by enmity between its Greek and Turkish inhabitants.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded the north in response to a military coup on the island which was backed by the Athens government.

In 1974 the island was effectively partitioned with the northern third inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the southern two-thirds by Greek Cypriots. The UN peacekeeping forces estimate that 165,000 Greek Cypriots fled or were expelled from the north, and 45,000 Turkish Cypriots from the south, although the parties to the conflict say the figures are higher.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Cyprus Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Cyprus/Background

Cyprus Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3