Everyone’s asking about apartments for sale in Cyprus
Everyone’s asking about apartments for sale in Cyprus, including Famagusta, Protaras, Larnaca, Oroklini, Paphos, Coral Bay, Peyia and Tala. And with its welcoming climate and picturesque beaches, it’s no wonder.
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Cyprus is a Eurasian country in the eastern Mediterranean island, east of Greece, southern Turkey, Syria and North Western Egypt. This is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyprus is the third most populated island in the Mediterranean and one of the most popular tourist destinations. An advanced, high-income economy with a human development index that’s very high, the Republic of Cyprus is a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union May 1, 2004. In 2008, Cyprus then joined the Euro.
The first confirmed site of human activity, Aetokremnos, is situated on the south coast, indicating that hunter-gatherers were active on the island of about 10,000 BC. Arrival of the first people to extinction correlates with dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants; the wells were found in western Cyprus, and archaeologists believe them to be one of the oldest examples, dated to 10,500 years.
On August 16, 1960, Cyprus became independent after the agreement between Zurich, London, Greece and Turkey. The UK maintains two Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia while government posts and public offices were allocated by ethnic quotas giving the minority Turkish Cypriot, a permanent veto, 30% in parliament and administration, and giving the three states of the mother guarantor of rights.
In 2004, Cyprus joined the EU along with nine other states. In 2006, the island served as a refuge for people fleeing because of a conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
In March 2008, the wall, which for decades has been the border between the Republic of Cyprus and the UN buffer zone, was dismantled. Ledra Street wall was crossing in Nicosia and was seen as a strong symbol of the island’s 32 years of division.