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North Cyprus at a Glance

OFFICIAL NAME: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) / Kuzey Kibris Türk Cumhuriyeti (KKTC)

FORM OF STATE: Secular republic, based on the Constitution of 1985

PRESIDENT: Dr.Dervish Eroglu

NATIONAL FLAG: A reversed copy of the Turkish flag: the white background with two red stripes at the top and bottom, with a vertical red crescent and red five-pointed star. Crescent indicates the religion - Islam.

TRNC flag

COAT OF ARMS: A dove carrying an olive branch, symbol of peace, over "1983", the year of the proclamation of the TRNC. The background is a copper-yellow colour, which symbolises the large deposits of copper in Cyprus. The Turkish star and crescent emblem is placed over the shield.

TRNC Coat of Arms

NATIONAL ANTHEM: İstiklâl Marşı

GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: Middle East, Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea

AREA: 3,355 km² (out of the total area 9,250 km²)

POPULATION: 264,172 (2006)

CAPITAL CITY: Nicosia / Lefkosa

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Turkish

RELIGION: 99% - Islam, 1% - Orthodox, some Maronites and Catholic

OFFICIAL CURRENCY: Turkish New Lira / Yeni Türk Lirası (YTL)

Turkish Cyprus CurrencyTurkish Cyprus Currency - Turkish Lira

TIME ZONE: UTC +2 (in summer: UTC+3)

INTERNET TLD: .NC.TR

CALLING CODE: +90 392

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