SUNNY ISLAND: Cyprus is the most easterly of the Mediterranean islands and the third largest in the area after Sicily and Sardinia in the Mediterranean. The official governing state, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), was established in 1983.

LOCATION: At the nearest coastal points it is 40 miles from Turkey, 60 miles from Syria, and 250 miles from Egypt.

LANGUAGE: Although Turkish, Greek and English is the official language in Cyprus, Turkish (Türkçe) is widely used in Northern part and Greek is widely used in the southern part. English is widely used and understood in both parts of Cyprus.

LOW COST OF LIVING: British Pounds, US Dollars, EURO and Turkish Lira are used frequently in the daily life.

SAFETY: Cyprus is one of the safest places in the world with its low crime rate.

EASY TO ACCESS: There are daily scheduled flights from major European, Asian and African capitals and from the major cities of Turkey to Ercan Airport in Northern Cyprus. There are also ferryboats running from the Turkish ports of Istanbul, Antalya, Alanya, Mersin and Taşucu; from Haifa, Israel; and Lattakia, Syria to the North Cyprus ports of Famagusta and Kyrenia.


NO VISA: All countries except Syria, Armenia and Nigeria do not require visa to visit North Cyprus either for education or for pleasure.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: The major industries in North Cyprus are tourism, education and agriculture, which all belong to the services sector. There are more than 100,000 university students currently enrolled in 16 major universities in North Cyprus.

How safe is Cyprus?

Cyprus is the No. 1 safest place to live and visit among countries with a population of under 5 ml, according to a 2015 study released by New York-based global insurance company, Value Penguin.

Cyprus is a highly popular island located in the Mediterranean Sea and welcomes a high number of tourists and students during the year. According to the statistics, the crime rate is low and it is considered among the safe countries in the world.

Cypriots are friendly and helpful.