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Country profiles - Cyprus

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 793,100 (September 2009)
Capital: Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Area: 9,240 km²

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Mediterranean climate with the typical seasonal rhythm strongly marked in respect of temperature, rainfall and weather generally. Hot, dry summers and rainy, rather changeable winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

Types of disasters

Cyprus is threatened both by hazards, such as earthquakes, large fires, floods and marine pollution.

List of emergencies