General Information

General Information

Government: Parliamentarian Democracy

Establishment: 15 November 1983

TRNC President: Mustafa Akıncı

TRNC Flag: White and Red

Capital: Nicosia

Neighbouring Countries: South Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt

Area: 3,355km2

Population: 286,257 (de jure population in 2011)

Religion: 99 % Muslim, 1% others

Official Language: Turkish is the mother language of the Turkish Cypriots. English is also widely used.

Communication: International call code is +90 (392). Internet access can be provided from the internet cafes in cities and towns and from the many tourist facilities.

Traffic: Traffic flows in the left lane

Climate: The climate is a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are warm and rainy. It is hot and dry from May to October, and very hot from July to August. It is rainy between December and March and April is warm.

Currency: The official currency is the Turkish Lira (₺). The British Pound, Euro and the US Dollar are exchanged by banks and exchange offices, and widely used in markets. There are many ATMs of various banks to withdraw money with bank and credit cards in the cities.  Credit cards can be used in many hotels, restaurants and shops.

Time Zone: GMT + 2

Emergency Numbers

Police: 155

First Aid/Ambulance: 112

Fire: 199

Forest Fire: 177

Civil Defence: 101

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