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Green Mountains of Cyprus

35.0N 32.7E

September 21st, 2011 Category: Mountains

Cyprus - August 16th, 2011

Visible in the Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon is the island-nation of Cyprus. The islands two main mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains and the smaller Kyrenia Range, stand out as dark green areas in comparison with the tan coloring of the central plain they encompass, the Mesaoria.

The Troodos Mountains cover most of the southern and western portions of the island and account for roughly half its area. The narrow Kyrenia Range, extending along the northern coastline, occupies substantially less area, and elevations are lower.

Further east, clouds line the fingerlike Karpass Peninsula. Its farthest extent is Cape Apostolos Andreas, and its major population centre is the town of Rizokarpaso.

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