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Troodos and Kyrenia Mountains, Cyprus – January 18th, 2011

January 18th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

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This image focuses on the Troodos Mountains, appearing as a large, dark green area stretching diagonally across the island of Cyprus. Troodos is the country’s biggest mountain range. Its highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 metres.

A second ridge of mountains can be noted parallel to the northern shores: the Kyrenia Range. This long, narrow chain of mountains runs approximately 160 km (100 mi) along the north coast. Its highest mountain, Kyparissovouno (Greek) or Selvili Tepe (Turkish), is 1,024 m (3,360 ft) in elevation.

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