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Mountain Ranges and Three Largest Cities of Cyprus – February 5th, 2012

34.9N 32.8E

February 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Cyprus - February 2nd, 2012

The largeĀ  mountain range crossing the center of Cyprus is the Troodos Range. The highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 metres; here, this peak appears capped with snow. Visible parallel to the northern coastline of Cyprus is another range of mountains, the Kyrenia Mountains. This a long, narrow chain of mountains runs approximately 160 km (100 mi) along the north coast of Cyprus. Though only half the height of the Troodos Mountains, the Kyrenia Mountains are rugged and rise abruptly from the Mesaoria plain.

Cyprus’ three largest cities, Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca, can be observed as grey areas admist the green landscape. Nicosia is the capital and largest city in Cyprus. It is located near the center of the island, on the banks of the Pedieos River. Limassol, visible by the shoreline south of the Troodos Mountains, is the second-largest city in Cyprus. The city is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island’s southern coast. Larnaca, the third largest city in the country, can be seen by the shoreline southeast of Nicosia and east of the Troodos Mountains.

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