Amazing Things you didn’t know about Cyprus

Amazing Things you didn’t know about Cyprus

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Cyprus is an island country with a rich history and culture. The country is full of interesting and exciting opportunities related to events, customs, places, and activities.
 
  • Cyprus is a country in Europe which joined the European Union in 2004 and became a eurozone member in 2008.
  • Having emerged as one of the region’s leading business and financial centers, it enjoys competitive advantages in areas such as tourism, consultancy, shipping, telecommunications, banking, and insurance.
  • Due to its strategic geographical location, Cyprus today is considered to be a highly recommended international financial center in Europe. The recent discovery of the largest oil and natural gas near to the coast of Cyprus is expected to completely transform the country’s economy over the next decade!
  • Cost structure of living in Cyprus, is lower than most of the other international financial centers, but at the same time, this is a country with a ‘very high’ standard regarding the human development and the quality of life. Cyprus has ranked 23rd in the world, in terms of the quality of life index.
  • Cyprus considered being having one of the most beneficial tax systems in the European Union.
  • Cyprus is one of the safest countries in the world, outdoing countries such as Denmark and Germany.
  • Cyprus is not only a perfect destination for outdoor activities, but also a haven for culture lovers.
  • The economy of Cyprus is classified by the World Bank as a high-income economy, with a GDP per capita in Cyprus is expected to be 29600.00 USD by the end of this quarter, and projected to trend around 30000.00 USD by year 2020.
  • The schools in Cyprus rank among the top academic institutions in Europe which is why more and more international students are trooping here for higher quality tertiary education.
  • Cyprus is one of the European member states that spend comparatively a bigger chunk of its overall budget on public education, it said, ranking sixth worldwide in terms of the share of education expenditure in its gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Cyprus is a dynamic business center and fast growing education destination. Cyprus offers excellent standard of higher education with affordable tuition costs.
  • Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found in Cyprus.
  • The largest bank in Cyprus is owned by the Cypriot Orthodox Church. The church also plays a significant role in the social and political life of the island’s people.
  • Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960, on August 16th. However, they celebrate their independence day on the 1st of October every year.
  • Would you believe that a whole town in Cyprus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? The name of this town is Paphos. There are a total of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, including the town of Paphos.
  • Cyprus is the only foreign venue at which an English Royal Wedding has been hosted. The wedding happened between King Richard and Queen Joanna on May 12, 1191.
  • Cyprus is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious country.
  • The first Olympic medal won by Cyprus was at the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Cyprus is one of just two nations and the first in the world to include its map on its flag. Wondering, which is the other nation? It’s Kosovo.
  • Out of the total 1950 species of flowering plants worldwide, 140 are found nowhere but in Cyprus.

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