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

35.1N 33.3E

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 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 large  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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