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Cyprus: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
Geographic Coordinates35 00 N, 33 00 E 35.0,33.0
Area total: 9,251 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in north Cyprus)
land: 9,241 sq km
water: 10 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 156 km
border sovereign base areas: Akrotiri 48 km, Dhekelia 108 km
Coastline648 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Olympus 1,951 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mount Olympus 1952 m; Papoutsa 1530 m
According to Geonames: Mount Olympus 1952 m; Makna Kondarka 1700 m

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Terraincentral plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast
Natural Hazardsmoderate earthquake activity; droughts
Natural Resourcecopper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment
Land Usearable land: 9.06%
permanent crops: 3.54%
other: 87.41% (2011)
Climatetemperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
Irrigated Land457.9 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources0.78 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments, seasonal disparity in rainfall, sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer, increased salination in the north); water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes; coastal degradation; loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Nicosia; Lemesos; Larnaca; Pafos; Famagusta
According to Geonames: Nicosia; Limassol; Larnaca; Famagusta; Paphos

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Important Cities
Geography-notethe third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia)