Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sardinia and Sicily, with an area of 9,251 square kilometers. It has a maximum length of 240 km from east to west thereof and a maximum width of 100 km from north to south end.
Located in the northeastern part of the eastern Mediterranean and is situated 800 km to the east of mainland Greece. From Rhodes and Karpathos is 380 km. To the north of Cyprus is Turkey, which is on the northern coast 75 km away. To the east lies Syria (105 km) and southern Egypt (380 km).
The Cyprus is north latitude 34 ° 33 – 35 ° 34 and longitude 32 ° 16 – 34 ° 37 ‘.