About North Cyprus

North Cyprus is a stunningly beautiful and authentic country with great history located in the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean on the island of Cyprus.

The sun shines here around 340 days a year giving beneficial warmth and effecting mood and overall health in a positive way. Here, the summer is dry and hot, and the winter is mild: the temperature rarely falls below 10 degrees (Celsius). The spring and autumn are very short-lived, and take a back seat early. Due to moderate humidity, it's comfortable to visit North Cyprus in any season.

Nicosia, also known as Lefkosa or Lefkosia, is the capital of North Cyprus. It's interesting that it is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus at the same time. The green line marks the border between the two states.

According to the latest data, the population is 294 906 people, the overwhelming majority of them are ethnic Turks. The Turkish lira is the national currency, and its stability promotes the impressive growth of the local economy. The service sector is the most advanced economic branch (up to 70% of GDP; it's followed by consumer goods industry and agriculture (20% and 10% respectively).

A large number of colleges and schools as well as six universities (their diplomas are recognized all over the world) make North Cyprus a popular place to get quality education. The excellent quality of medical care is also worth noting. Highly skilled doctors, cutting-edge technology, and high-quality equipment — and the price for the services is absolutely affordable. From the gastronomic point of view, there is a mixture of the Turkish, Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines in North Cyprus. Here, you can taste the most unexpected dishes from different cuisines, and the number of ways to prepare fish and seafood runs into dozens. There are a lot of historical and architectural monuments in North Cyprus, as well as several archaeological parks. The great history of conquest left its marks all around: here you can find the evidence of the reign of the Persians, Byzantines, Crusaders, Venetians, Ottomans and British. Left-driving and receptacles are the British heritage.

NICOSIA

Nicosia is the only modern city in the world, which is the capital of two states at once: North Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus. It is a commercial and industrial center with a focus on the textile, leather and pottery manufacturing as well as the mining of copper and plastics producing. There is an impressive number of sightseeing places in Nicosia; many of them are located in the North part. The Cyprus University of Technology, the most prestigious university in Cyprus, is also located here.

FAMAGUSTA

Famagusta is a port city located on the shores of the same name gulf. The Eastern Mediterranean University, the first higher education institution in Cyprus, is located in the city. In Famagusta, there are a lot of tourist attractions. You can visit Museum of Cypriot archaeological antiquities, the Armenian monastery, city walls and citadel, and many more. There is a Mycenaean era settlement and the ruins of the ancient city of Salamis located not far from the city. KYRENIA Kyrenia, also known as Girne, is a port city tracing its history since the 10th century BC. It is located in a picturesque place, where lofty mountains are combined with the extraordinary beauty of the coast. Life is quiet and safe here, and the locals are welcoming and friendly. Olive and orange trees are grown here, and when in bloom, their scent gives an additional accent to the unique atmosphere of this Mediterranean city. Thanks to the International American University, the student life is in full swing here. At the same time, Kyrenia is the perfect place for yachting holidays.

GUZELYURT

Guzelyurt (Morphou) ,the "orange capital" of North Cyprus, is located in the western part of the country. The city is famous for its citrus plantations, abundance of green, and a leisurely pace of life. Guzelyurt offers a terrific opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional way of life of the Cypriots: in some places time pretends to stop. The Church of St. Mamas and the Museum of Archaeology and Natural History as well as the Saturday outdoor market where you can buy unique good and fresh greengrocery are the main attractions of Guzelyurt.

KARPAS PENINSULA

A huge peninsula resembling a duck stretching its wings, unusual landscape and almost untouched nature — it is the Karpas Peninsula. The magnificent landscape, pure blue sea and contrasting golden beaches with the fine sand will surprise even a sophisticated traveler. Ancient cities, Byzantine churches and picturesque villages as well as secluded beaches where you can meet green turtles and stunningly beautiful birds are waiting for you. And, of course, here you can meet wild donkeys at any time of the year.

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