Cyprus is known as the Republic of Cyprus and is an island in the middle of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is located southeast of Greece, north of Egypt, west of Syria, south of Turkey, and northwest of Palestine, Israel, and Lebanon. Cyprus is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, with a land area of 9,251 sq km.
Likewise, it is the third most prominent island in the Mediterranean, famous as a stopover for cruise ships. The country has almost 1.2 million people living on the island. Its official languages are Turkish and Greek, with Nicosia as its capital and largest city.