Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia, with an area of 9,251 sq. km (3,572 sq. miles).
It is situated at the north-eastern corner of the Mediterranean, at a distance of 300 km north of Egypt, 105 km west of Syria, and 75 km south of Turkey. Greece lies 380 km to the north-west (Rhodes – Karpathos).
Cyprus lies at a latitude of 34º 33º – 35º 34º North and longitude 32º 16º- 34º 37º East.