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Cyprus
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships Eurozone, Bologna Process
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Nicosia
Area 9,251 sq km (Northern Cyprus included)
Population 1,155,403 (July 2013 est.)
Language Greek, Turkish, English
Religion Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%
GDP $ 30,670 (2011)
GNI $ 30,970 (2010)
SGI N/A
CPI 66 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture French Gothic, Italian Renaissance, Conceptual Art
Literature Vasilis Michaelides, Dimitris Lipertis, Kyriakos Charalambides, Michalis Pasiardis, Nicos Nicolaides, Stylianos Atteshlis
Music Sousta, Zeibekikos, Tatsia, Karsilamas, Tsifteteli, Arapies, Chattista, Laiko, Entekhno; Ana Vissi, Evridiki, Sarbel
Painting Vasilis Vryonides, Adamantios Diamantis, Christoforos Savva
Cuisine Lountza (Smoked pork loin), Sheftalia (sausage), Porgouri (bulgur), Soutzoukos (sausage candy), Halloumi cheese. Delicacies: Lokum (Cypriot version of Turkish delight), Koupes
Drinks Zivania (white grape spirit), Wine
Consumption 9.26 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, Tennis
europoint On Cyprus
24 May 2014

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