Full name: Republic of Cyprus

Population: 1.2m

Administrative capital: Nicosia

Timezone: GMT + 2 hours

Area: 9,250 sq km (1/3 or 3,355 sq km in Northern Turkish sector)

Sunshine: c.300 days a year, Mediterranean climate

Coastline: 648km

Main religions: 78% Greek Orthodox, 18% Muslim, 4% other (includes Maronite, Armenian, Apostolic)

Languages: Greek, English, Turkish

Admin divisions: 6 districts; Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos. Turkish Cypriot area's administrative divisions include Kyrenia, all but a small part of Famagusta, and small parts of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Larnaca

Internet domain: .cy

International dialling code: +357

GDP: $23.3bn*

Economic growth: 2.7%*

Labour force: 357,000*est

Unemployment: 15%*

Inflation: 2.6%*

FDI: 3.7% of GDP

Average wage: €28,000 p.a.#

Monetary unit: Euro (formerly Cyprus Pound/CYP)

Main export: clothing, agricultural produce, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals

Member of EU: Since 1.5.2004

To give you more background as to why you might consider investing in Cyprus, go to the Cyprus Property - Why Invest section, or maybe look at the individual towns and cities profiled in Cyprus Towns & Cities section.

To see what property is available in Cyprus, click here on Cyprus Property. If you cannot find what you like, please contact us on +44 (0)1932 849536, as we have lots more properties than are shown on the website.

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Sources: *IMF, World Bank, #Employment Statistics gov.cy, Statistical Service of Republic of Cyprus