|Turkish Cyprus at a Glance
If this is your first acquaintance with the TRNC have a brief tour to know some general information about the country: the official name, form of state, national flag, population, language, religion, currency, etc.
Located at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus forms part of a unique geographic region. Find facts and figures regarding geographic and geologic peculiarities of the island.
Cyprus is one of the fewest places on Earth where summers last for almost 6 months, from May till October. The island enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. Find more about the climate and the weather in Cyprus to plan your holiday in the best way.
|Flora and Fauna|
The TRNC hosts up to 1,600 kinds of plants, 350 species of birds, and 26 different reptile and amphibian species. Famous Cypriot orchids have become an attraction for many people. Learn more about wildlife in Cyprus on this page.
|History in Brief
Get to know more about Cyprus history and find out that ...the first settlements in Cyprus existed in 8500 B.C.; ...the island was colonised by Phoenicians, Achaeans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, and Greeks in different periods; ...and much more.
|Cities and Towns|
According to Lewis Mumford, "cities are a product of time", and "also a conscious work of art". Discover The TRNC through its cities and towns. Each of them is unique.
Kyrenia / Famagusta / Guzelyurt / Iskele / Dipkarpaz
|The Capital City of Nicosia
Nicosia or Lefkosa has been the capital of Cyprus since the 11th century. Today it is a commercial and political centre of The TRNC, and the only divided capital city in the world. Take a tour along the picturesque streets of the old city which recollect the times of the Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Lusignans, the Venetian rule and the Ottomans invasion.
The economy of the Turkish Cyprus is dominated by the services sector including trade, tourism, education, agriculture and light industry. It operates on a free enterprise system, with the private sector being the backbone of economic activity.The three main trading partners of the TRNC are Turkey, the EU and the US.
Turkish Cyprus is a secular republic with a democratic governmental system, which is represented by independent executive, legislative and judicial power provided by the Constitution of 1985. The TRNC has a multi-party system, ensuring the right of the citizens to express their political views freely.
Municipalities / Political Parties / NGOs
Holidays have certain historical and cultural meaning for Turkish Cypriots. They celebrate secular holidays, paying tribute to the most prominent events in the country's history, as well as religious ones. Bairam, an Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, is celebrated twice per year.
The TRNC carries out contacts with international community, as well as within the United Nations Organisation, via its Representative Offices situated in different countries, and Foreign Diplomatic Missions that operate on the territory of the TRNC.
Representative Offices / Foreign Diplomatic Missions in TRNC
Turkish is the official language of the TRNC. It is a member of the Turkish family of languages, and is famous for its vowel harmony. Add some common words and expresions in Turkish to your dictionary - they might be useful.
|Sports in North Cyprus
North Cyprus provides a lot of opportunities for sport keeners. Locals not only watch sport games but also practice different sports.
|Maps of Cyprus|