S: The Middle East: Cyprus
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FC: The Middle East: Cyprus by: Phoebe Garcia 2nd period
1: Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island It is a popular tourist destination and attracks more than 2.4 million tourists a year
2: Nationality: Cypriots Capital: Nicosia Languages: Greek, Turkish, and English Religions: Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Maronite, and Roman Catholic
3: In 1974 Cyprus was divided. The goverment controlls two-thirds while the remaining one-third is administered by the Turkish Cypriots | Once a British colony Cyprus became an independent republic in 1960.
4: The government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
5: Cyprus has a free market, service-based economy. In the past 20 years the economy has shifted from mainly agriculture to light manufacturing and services.