Cyprus is the third largest island
in the Mediterranean and covers an area of 3572 square miles. It is
160 miles across and 60 miles from top to bottom, at is wides point.
The population is approcimately 706.000.
Since the 1974 "Turkish
Invasion", the Island has been
divided with the self-declared independent "Turkish Republic" in the north
and the Greek-Cypriot Republic in the South. The Island enjoys a
Mediterranean-type climate with average daytime temperatures of 32C. in
the summer and 16C in the winter.