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Island in the eastern Mediterranean, the largest portion of which is ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is located in Western Asia, south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.

Geographical type: Island Territory

Latitude: 35° N — Longitude: 33° E

Area: 9,251 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: CY

Measures of Freedom

Cyprus | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 94, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
Cyprus made progress during 2015 in its recovery from a banking crisis that had forced it to accept a bailout loan from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2013. The economy returned to modest growth following nearly four years of recession, and unemployment, though still high, began to fall after increasing significantly due to the austerity measures that the bailout required.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 8.42, Rank: 29, Personal Freedom: 8.8, Economic Freedom: 7.89
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cyprus" as of 20 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.