Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of the Anatolian Peninsula. Continentally, it is often geographically placed in Western Asia, while being geopolitically placed in Southeast Europe. It is the third-largest and third-most populous island in the Mediterranean, and is south of Turkey, east of Greece, and west of Syria. Its capital and largest city is Nicosia.
Joined the European Union on 1st of May 2004.
Adopted the euro currency in 2008.