Life in North Cyprus
North Cyprus is a place of magic; fully deserving the title “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 Students to the Town of Lefke
Lefke is in 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.
Regime: Parliamentary Democracy
Flag Color: Red and White
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)