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Geography


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

Geographic coordinates:
35 N, 33 E

Area:
total: 9,250 km2
water: 10 km2
land: 9,240 km2

Area - comparative:
about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut

 

Coastline:
648 km

Climate:
Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

Terrain:
Central plain with mountains to north and south
(Troodos and Pentadaktylos). Scattered but significant plains along southern coast

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

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

Land use:
arable land: 10.81%
permanent crops: 4.32%
other: 84.87% (2005 est.)

Irrigated land:
400 km2 (2003 est.)

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, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants

Geography - note:
The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea
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