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North Cyprus is a place of magic; fully deserving the title “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”.  It has a rich and colourful tapestry of unspoilt natural beauty that ranges from golden beaches with sparkling crystal clear water to fields of carpeted wild flowers and the pine clad heights of the “Beşparmak Mountains” that runs for approximately 160 km (100 ml) along the northern coast of the island. Cyprus covers an area of 9,251 km2 and is the 3rd largest island (after Sicily and Sardinia) in the Mediterranean Sea.

The island enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate with long, warm and dry summers from mid-May to mid-October.  The winters are mild and sometimes rainy, lasting from December to February.  Summers and winters in Cyprus are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

The vibrant tones of orange, green and blue await you!

Lefke: The greenest corner of the island, with its citrus groves, its rich and varied culture and history, which is an oasis of peace and calm.  The European University of Lefke is situated between the sea and the mountains of the beautiful town giving spectacular views from all areas of the campus.

There are countless cultural activities and events that occur throughout the year in Lefke in which students can participate.  There are also many shops, cafés and restaurants within a 10 minute walking distance from the EUL campus.  Students can eat, drink, or read at seaside cafés and restaurants, or shop along the main road of this friendly town.

General Information

Regime: Parliamentary Democracy
Foundation: 15.11.1983
Flag Color: Red and White
Capital: Nicosia
Currency: Turkish Lira (TL)
Neighbouring Countries: South Cyprus (Greek Cypriot Administration), Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt
Area: 3,335 km2
Population: 256.207 (De Jure)
Religion: % 99 Islam, %1 Others
Language: Turkish (English commonly spoken)

Electricity

Voltage in Northern Cyprus is 220/240 volts AC, supplied at 50 Hz. Standard British rectangular 3-pinned plugs at 5 amps or 13 amps are used, but also some older 2-pinned plugs / sockets exist.

Traffic

Traffic in TRNC runs on the left. Vehicles arriving on the island require a valid TRNC insurance. Turkish driving licenses are valid for 3 months.

GSM Operators:

TRNC TELSIM : 0542 / 0548

TRNC TURKCELL : 0533

Access to the TRNC

Access to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is possible through air and sea travel. A large number of airlines have regular daily or charter flights to the TRNC. In addition there are regular ferry services from Mersin-Taşucu and Alanya. The European University of Lefke is located in the North-West part of Cyprus. The campus is located 60 km from the T.R.N.C’s capital Lefkoşa, 68 km from the Port-City Girne, 79 km from Ercan airport, and 115 km from Gazimağusa.

Airports:

Ercan Airport (ECN), (+90 392) 231 46 50

Harbours:

Girne Harbour & Restaurant, (+90 392) 815 49 87

Hospitals:

Lefkoşa Dr Burhan Nalbantoglu General Hospital

(+90 392) 228 54 41

Gazimağusa General Hospital

(+90 392) 366 53 28

Girne Akçiçek General Hospital

(+90 392) 815 22 66

Cengiz Topel General Hospital

(+90 392) 723 63 51

Emergency Numbers

Police: 155

Fire: 199

First Aid: 112

Forest Fire: 177