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 Cyprus from Space

Covering an area of 3578 sq. miles (9267 sq. km) the island of Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. There are three main geographic regions on Cyprus. The Troodos Massif, consisting of mostly volcanic rock and some limestone, traverses the southwest portion of the island (darker feature near the center of the image). Iron and copper pyrites are found in the foothills and asbestos and chromium in the higher slopes of the Troodos. The highest elevation in the massif is 6406 feet (1953 meters). Numerous government-owned forests cover the Troodos Massif. On the north coast is the Kyrenia Range, a narrow mountain range reaching elevations of 3000 feet (1000 meters). Consisting mainly of limestone, the range is wooded. Between the two mountain ranges is the Central Plain, where seventy percent of the island’s agriculture is located. The capital city of Cyprus, Nicosia, is situated on the Central Plain. The plain consists of a limestone crust and is considered a flat tableland.(Images and information courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center).

 
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Ayia Napa fishing harbour Ayia Napa fishing shelter Ayia Napa rocky coast
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Pernera beach at Protaras Ayia Napa Beaches Potamos fishing sheler
Potamos close to Ayia Napa Macenzy Beach in Protaras, Cyprus   Photos of Protaras fishing harbour Ayia Napa fishing harbour
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