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Cyprus

Cyprus
  • Capital

    Capital

    Nicosia

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:29

  • Population

    Population

    854 000

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +357

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Cyprus

Cyprus
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Nicosia

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:29

  • Population

    Population

    854 000

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +357

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 618

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.61 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    498mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    9 250 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    18%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    19%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    11%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    224 751

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Greek - 77 %
    Turkish - 18 %
    other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Greek Orthodox - 78 %
    Islam - 18 %
    Islam - 18 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.9%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Greek
    Turkish
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    12 750

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.1 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, food and beverage, cement and gypsum, ship repair, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables, poultry, pork, lamb

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    94%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    9%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    6 062kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    53 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    51

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What not to do when visiting Cyprus

1/27
Marker Cyprus
Street & Behavioral

Don't do the "moutza" - extending all five fingers, palm out, towards a person in a forward motion. The closer the hand is to other person's face, the more offensive it's. Similar to the American "talk to hand" gesture.

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2/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't cross hierarchy rank. Cypriots are extremely respectful of hierarchy. People are respected for their age and position. Older people are served and introduced first.

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3/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't walk in front of someone who is praying.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Cyprus is home to the world’s oldest water wells, dating back almost 10,000 years.

4/27
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Business & Communication

Don't sit until told to sit down.

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5/27
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Business & Communication

Don't give white lilies as a gift - it's used for funerals. Give something edible. Gifts are not opened when received until later.

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6/27
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Don’t forget to shake hands, smile, and maintain direct eye contact during the greeting. Many Turkish Cypriots lower their eyes during the greeting as a sign of respect. Very religious Muslims do not shake hands with women.

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7/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't refuse an offer of Greek coffee or a cold drink - it's impolite.

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8/27
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Business & Communication

Don't rush the business. Develop personal relationship and trust, which is the cornerstone of business. Cypriots prefer face to face meetings rather than by telephone, video conference or writing.

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9/27
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Social Events

Don't begin eating until the host does. Don't use your left hand for eating.

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10/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't do any confrontation in public. Cypriots don't like publicly admitting you are incorrect.

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11/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't necessarily follow the trend of being late - be punctual, although you should be prepared to be kept waiting.

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12/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't reject or turn down when someone offers you a meze - always be a good guest trying it.

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13/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't wear shorts or tight clothes when visiting the church - dress conservatively. Men should wear pants and shirts. Women should wear pants or long skirts and cover their arms.

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14/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't open displays of affection if you are a gay. There is not wide social acceptance of gay people in Cyprus, it's very scarce.

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15/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to tip a bit, even the 10% service charge is included in the prices.

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16/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't necessarily expect Cypriot Greek (language) to be same as mainland Greek - there's a difference due to the strong dialect spoken by many locals, especially in remote mountain villages.

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17/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures around military facilities and security zones.

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18/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to bring good walking shoes, swimsuit and sun cream.

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19/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't pre-book your hire car or bike. You can get much cheaper rental locally when you arrive.

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20/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't wear beachwear outside the beach or poolside. Wear casual for most occasions.

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21/27
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Business & Communication

Don't forget Cypriots are skilled negotiators when doing business - expect a great deal of bargaining.

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22/27
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Don’t attempt to enter the U.N. buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point.

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23/27
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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24/27
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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25/27
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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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26/27
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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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27/27
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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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