This next postcard is from Tania, who has lived on Cyprus for 2 years now. She has chosen this postcard, because it actually shows the island's shape - and I love it, I especially enjoy maps and such map-like cards. Thank you Tania :)!
Cyprus, located 75km from Turkey, is divided into Independent Republic of Cyprus and “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”. That's why it has also two official languages (Greek and Turkish), but what you would actually here are their Cypriot varieties. English is also widely spoken, as the island was colonized by Britain in 1878 (and got independence in 1960).
Here you can read more about 10 unique things about Cyprus
- in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
- over 1,117,000
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- postcard received
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