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Major Mountain Ranges and Cities of Cyprus – February 14th, 2012

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February 14th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Cyprus - January 2nd, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the major mountain ranges and cities of the island nation of Cyprus. The large, wide mountain range crossing the center of the island is the Troodos Range, whose highest peak, Mount Olympus, reaches 1,952 metres. Parallel to the northern shoreline is a narrow chain of mountains that reach only about half the height of the former: the Kyrenia Mountains.

Visible as large white areas are Cyprus’ three largest cities: Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca. Nicosia, the capital and largest city in the country, can be observed near the center of the island. Limassol, the second-largest city in Cyprus, is visible by the shoreline, south of the Troodos Mountains. Finally, Larnaca, the third largest city, can be seen by the shoreline southeast of Nicosia and east of the Troodos Mountains.

Mountain Ranges of Cyprus

January 26th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Cyprus - December 2nd, 2008

Cyprus - December 2nd, 2008

Cyprus, an island country situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey, is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.

A United Nations administered buffer zone runs through the center of the island, dividing it into a northern zone administered by Turkish Cypriots and a southern zone administered by Greek Cypriots.

The green Troodos Mountains are easily recognizable. It is the biggest mountain range in Cyprus, stretching across most of the western side of the island.

Another thinner range, the Kyrenia Mountain Range, is visible to the North. It is a long, narrow chain of mountains that runs approximately 160 km (100 mi) along the north coast. The mountains are primarily limestone, with some marble. The western half of the range is also known as the Pentadactylos (“five fingers”) mountains.

The area between this two mountain ranges is drier and flatter.