Location: The Republic of Cyprus lies in the North Eastern corner of the East Mediterranean basin, at the meeting point of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.
History: Cyprus became independent in 1960. In 1974, it was invaded by Turkey and nearly 40% of its territory is still under Turkish occupation. A Turkish Cypriot Federated State was proclaimed in 1975 and in 1983 the state unilaterally proclaimed itself as the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC). In 1994, informal talks were held between the Presidents of Cyprus and TRNC but no progress was made. In August 96, violence jolted Cypriots on both sides. UN attempts to reunify Cyprus have not been successful.
The healthy climate and the natural beauty of the island make it an ideal place for tourists.
Agriculture: Cyprus is mainly an agricultural island. Main agricultural exports are potatoes, grapes, carrots, fresh vegetables, citrus, milk.
Industry:Main Industrial Exports are readymade clothing, footwear, cement, travel goods, plastic products, water pumps, furniture, cosmetics etc.
Mission in India:
High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus
106, Jor Bagh
New Delhi - 110 003, India
Tel: +91 - 11 - 24697503, 24697508
Fax: +91 - 11 - 24628828
Indian Mission in Cyprus:
High Commission of India
3, Indira Gandhi Street, Montparnasse Hill
PO Box 25544, Engomi,
2413 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 00-357-2-351741, 351170