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Life in North Cyprus

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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.

General Information

Regime: Parliamentary Democracy
Foundation: 15.11.1983
Flag Color: Red and White
Capital: Lefkoşa
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)

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Electricity

Power in Northern Cyprus, voltage 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.

TRNC Offices of Airline Companies

TURKISH AIRLINES

THY Sales

Address Haydar Aliyev Cad. No:13G Küçükkaymaklı/Nicosia
Telephone 0392 225 50 26 90 Call Center: 0392 444 08 49
Fax 0392 225 49 41
E-Mail kibrissatis@thy.com

THY Airport Office

Address Ercan Airport Nicosia
Telephone 0392 231 47 90
Fax 0392 231 42 73
E-Mail ercanmeydan@thy.com

ATLASJET

Address Ayışığı Evleri Hirontel Kavşağı H Blok K:1 D:1 Kyrenia
Telephone 0392 815 67 47
Address Ercan Airport Nicosi
Telephone 0392 231 41 88

PEGASUS AIRLINES

Telephone 0392 228 73 11

ONUR AIR

Telephone 0392 444 66 87

TRNC Offices of Maritime Transport Companies

"FERGÜN" FERRIES

Nicosia Branch: Adres : Lefkoşa Vakıflar işhanı NO:15 Lefkoşa/TRNC Telephone : 0 392 2288910 – 2271898 Fax : 0 392 2286739 Kyrenia Central Office: Address : Girne Yeni Liman yolu Fergün Apt NO 1 Girne/TRNC Telephone : 0 392 8151770 – 8151870 Fax: 0 392 8151989

"AKGÜNLER" FERRIES

Main Office: Address : Yeni Liman Yolu, Candemir 5 Apt. No: 3 Girne TRNC Telephone : 0 392 81 57929 Fax: 0 392 81 58647 E-mail: denizcilik@akgunler.com.tr Kyrenia Port Office: Address : Akgünler Denizcilik Yeni Liman Girne/TRNC Telephone : 0 392 81 56002 Fax: 0 392 81 53268

Airports:

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

Harbours:

Girne Harbour, (+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