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About Northern Cyprus

Population: 286.257 (2013 According to the general population census)
Capital: Nicosia
Area: 9,251 km² (3.572 sq mil)
Currency: Turkish Lira
International Dialing Code: +90  392
Major Language: Turkish (An advantage is also that English is widely and perfectly spoken)

Northern Cyprus may be a small country, but it is a large island with a BIG heart. One that gives its visitors a genuine welcome and treats them as friends.  Girne Kalesi3

Northern Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean with spectacular scenery and enviable climate. An island of beauty and a country of contrast with its cool, pine-clad mountains forming a complete scene-change after golden sun-kissed beaches and its tranquil timeless villages being in striking contrast to modern cosmopolitan towns; luxurious beachside hotels and large areas of natural unspoiled countryside.

The island of Aphrodite counts more than 10,000 years of history yet remains eternally young. Northern Cyprus, drenched in sun and mythology, at the crossroads of ancient civilizations had numerous visitors through the years, all of whom left their mark.

Blessed with all year-round sunshine, Northern Cyprus offers such a wealth of attractions that you could be forgiven for not knowing where to start. Sunshine, beaches, mountains, history, tradition, food, wine, hospitality… Modern cities, bustling resorts, ancient sites, timeless. Leisure, sport, entertainment…

Geography

Northern Cyprus has an area of 3,355 square kilometers (1,295 sq mi), which amounts to around a third of the island. 75 kilometers (47 mi) to the north of Northern Cyprus lies Turkey with Syria lying 97 kilometers (60.3 mi) to the east. It lies between latitudes 34° and 36° N, and longitudes 32° and 35° E.

DSCN2393Climate

Northern Cyprus is not exception as being a Mediterranean island with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Here, the summer stretches from May to October and means high temperatures, normally with cloudless skies and cool breezes from the sea. In the height of summer, when it's 33°C at the beaches and higher at inland, temperatures will be refreshingly cooler up in the mountains, making it the ideal place for hiking or a simple.

Traffic

The traffic is left side traffic. Traffic flows from the left lane. In specific points throughout Northern Cyprus ‘fixed speed cameras video ‘are available. These cameras are generally settled at 50 km, 65 km in the cities. The speed limit for vehicles are between 80-100 km. If the driver exceeds the speed limit, cameras will capture a photo.

Sightseeing

It is possible to organize Daily tours through Congress organization to have the chance to know about Northern Cyprus more. Please refer Daily tour page for detailed information.