The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern part of the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. The island (and capital city Nicosia) is divided with Turkey to the north. Known for beaches, it also has a rugged interior with wine regions. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-tiled villas.
Capital: Nicosia Capital and largest city: Nicosia; 35°10′N 33°22′E / 35.167°N 33.367°E Minority languages: Armenian; Cypriot Arabic Currencies: Euro, Cypriot pound Official languages: Turkish, Greek