|Currency||euro (€1 = 100 cents)|
|Area||9,250 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Cypriot area)|
|Population||784,301 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Greek (official), Turkish (official)|
|Religion||Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%|
|Electricity||240V/50Hz (UK plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +2|
Cyprus (Greek Κυπρος, Turkish Kıbrıs, ) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. After Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Although the island is geographically in Asia it is politically a European country and is a member of the European Union.