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Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus
Kypriaki Dimokratia (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)

Political Status: Independent republic established August 16, 1960; member of the Commonwealth since March 13, 1961; under ethnic Greek majority regime until coup led by Greek army officers and subsequent Turkish invasion on July 20, 1974; Turkish Federated State proclaimed February 13, 1975, in Turkish-controlled (northern) sector; permanent constitutional status under negotiation (currently suspended) despite proclamation of independent Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on November 15, 1983.

Area: 3, 572 sq. mi. (9, 251 sq. km.), embracing approximately 2, 172 sq. mi. (5, 625 sq. km.) in Greek-controlled (southern) sector and 1, 400 sq. mi. (3, 626 sq. km.) in Turkish-controlled (northern) sector.

Population: 851, 000 (2010E), not including the Turkish-occupied region, from which Nicosia in 2001 excluded some 115, ...

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