10 Interesting facts about Cyprus

For anyone interested in visiting or curious with learning more about Cyprus, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 1.1 million people that live in Cyprus, it’s the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia.  The name Cyprus is occasionally spelled Kipros, Kypros, and others.
  • 2. The largest city on Cyprus is Limassol with about 100,000 people, followed by Strovolos, Nicosia, Larnaca, North Nicosia, Lakatamia, Famagusta, Paphos, Kyrenia, and Kato Polemidia.
  • 3. The languages used are both Greek and Turkish, generally speaking Turkish in the north and Greek in the south.  Other languages used include Russian, English, French, and German.
  • 4. People are believed to have first arrived on the island around 10,000 BC, beforehand is believed to have been populated by dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants.  The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is believed to have born in Cyprus.
  • 5. There are two mountain ranges on the island, including the Troodos Mountains and the Kyrenia Range, with the Mesaoria plain in the middle.  The highest point on Cyprus is Mount Olympus at 1,952 metres or 6,404 feet.  The top of the Troodos Mountains will occasionally receive snow.
  • 6. The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro, EUR.
  • 7. The cuisine of Cyprus includes many different types of fruits and vegetables, with spices including pepper, parsley, arugula, celery, thyme, oregano, cumin, coriander, and mint.  Halloumi cheese comes from Cyprus, fish can be popular including octopus, calamari, sea bass as well as salt cod and salted herrings.  Mezedes can be a popular dish, consisting of many smaller portions of different foods to allow a wide tasting of each.
  • 8. For beverages, Brandy and Zivania are popular, with distilleries in Limassol and other areas.  It also has an old wine history, including Commandaria, considered the oldest wine in continuous production.
  • 9. Traditional Cyprus folk music can be popular during holidays and celebrations, using instruments such as the Lute, Bouzouki, Violin, Accordian, a Cyprus Flute, and a percussion instrument called a Toumperleki.
  • 10. There are about 2.5 million people that travel to or are tourists to Cyprus each year, with attractions of the many beaches, the mountain ranges and cuisine.

Have your own networks with others in Cyprus

If you regularly share content or work with people in Cyprus, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Greek, Turkish, Russian, English, French, and German.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your different files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Cyprus, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

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