POPULATION VISITORS: 1.5 million
AVERAGE INCOME: Official 2,950 TL, real 800 – 1,000 euros.
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT: 04.039 billion
REAL GROWTH RATE: 4.9% (2014) Faster growth rate than the South
UNEMPLOYMENT: 7.4% (7.4%)
INFLATION: 3.18% (June 2015)
INDUSTRIES/EMPLOYMENT: Tourism, food and beverage, casino, housebuilding, public sector, education, mining quarrying, agriculture.
NATURAL RESOURCES: Copper, Citrus, Cereal Crops, green fodder, olives, oil and gas under exploration, fresh water (from Turkey)
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES: Friction in 1974 divided the island into two autonomous entities. On 1 May 2004 Cyprus entered the European Union with the EU body of legislation and the standards (acquis communautaire) not applicable in the North. Land disputes were resolved by the establishment by the European Community of The Immovable Property Commission Office based in North Cyprus
GOVERNMENT: Democratically elected unitary semi presidential republic.
CITIES: Nicosia (capital), Kyrenia, Famagusta, Guzelyurt and Iskele
LAND AREA: Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island – 3,335 km2
CURRENCY: Turkish Lira, property sold in British Sterling
LANGUAGE: Turkish, English widely spoken
RELIGION: Moderate Muslim
TIME ZONE: GMT+2
ELECTRICITY: 3 pin electric adaptors required (British standard)