Capital: Nicosia

Population: 1,203,808 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Languages: Greek, Turkish

Unofficial Languages: English, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Greek, Turkish, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta

Main Sport: Athletics, Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Ash Monday (March 14)

Greek Independence Day (March 25)

National Day (April 1)

Good Friday (April 29)

May Day (May 1)

Easter (May 2)

Whit Monday (May 20)

Assumption Day (August 15)

Independence Day (October 1)

Greek National Day (October 28)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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