Cyprus Cities with Hotels
Cyprus, republic, and third largest island
in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Syria and south of
Turkey. The island
has a maximum length of about 225 km (about 140 mi) from Cape Andreas in the
northeast to the western extremity of the island. Its maximum width, from Cape Gata in the south to Cape Kormakiti in the north, is about 97 km (about 60 mi).
The total area of the country is 9251 sq km (3572 sq mi). Nicosia is the capital
and largest city. Since 1974 the northern third of Cyprus has been occupied by
Turkish troops and has formed a separate-though officially unrecognized-state
called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Some of the hotels, motels and resorts available for booking
in our reservation network include, Ramada Inn, Marriott Hotels, Super 8 Motels,
Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, Hampton Inn,
Sheraton, Hilton, Best Western, Hyatt and Hyatt Regency, Wyndham Inn, Ritz and
Ritz Carlton, Days Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, La Quinta Inns, Comfort Inn and
Comfort Suite, Embassy Suites, Quality Inn, Radisson Inn, Sleep Inn, Numerous
Resorts and Resort Villas throughout the globe, along with Plaza and Plaza
Suites and and array of private and Golf Clubs and Golf Resorts.
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Land and Resources
In the extreme northeast of Cyprus, the island narrows
abruptly to form the Karpas Peninsula, which extends east toward the Syrian
coast. Much of the land is a flat, treeless plain located in the interior
and called the Mesaoria, meaning "between the mountains" in Greek; it
extends from the western to the eastern coasts and is bordered on the north
and south by mountain ranges. The northern range, known as the Kyrenia
Range, is notable for its rocky, unbroken character. The Kyrenia Range
parallels the coastline, extending into the Karpas Peninsula; its highest
point is 1019 m (3343 ft). The southern range, called the Troödos Mountains,
covers most of the southwestern portion of the island. This range is broken
and has many abrupt cliffs. Mount Olympus (1953 m/6406 ft) is its highest
Cyprus has no permanent rivers. A number of watercourses
bring the overflow from the winter rains down to the Mesaoria plain in
spring but are dry for most of the year. The island has a few freshwater
lakes and two large saltwater lakes.
Cyprus has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry
summers and a cool, rainy season that extends from October to March. The
mean annual temperature is 20.6° C (69° F). The annual rainfall averages
less than 500 mm (less than 20 in).
"Cyprus," Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia.
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