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Troodos Mountains and Kyrenia Range, Cyprus

34.9N 32.8E

May 10th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Cyprus - May 8th, 2012

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It measures 240 kilometres (149 mi) long from end to end and 100 kilometres (62 mi) wide at its widest point, with Turkey 75 kilometres (47 mi) to the north.

Here, Cyprus’s two main mountain ranges stand out as green areas against the drier, tan terrain of the rest of the island. The ranges are the Troodos Mountains and the smaller Kyrenia Range (parallel to the northern coastline) and 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.

Cyprus has a subtropical climate – Mediterranean and Semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of island), with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

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