Location and Population
Cyprus, with an area of 9251 sq km and coordinates at 35 N and 33 E, lies at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia at the crux of the busy shipping and air routes linking the three continents.
The population of Cyprus is about 862,000. The capital of Cyprus is Lefkosia situated in the heart of the island with a population of approximately 336,000. The second largest city is Lemesos on the south coast with a population of approximately 241,000 and the island’s major port. Larnaca and Pafos are the third and fourth largest cities, each with a new airport, situated on the south west and south east coasts respectively.