Cyprus Country Mosaic
January 19, 2006
This MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) image focuses on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Nicosia, the capital and largest city, is situated towards the center of the island. Since 1974 Nicosia and the northern third of Cyprus have been divided with the north occupied by Turkish troops. The population of the city (Greek and Turkish zones) is just over 200,000. The green area in the southern central part of the island is the slopes of the Triodes Mountains, the highest point of which is Mt. Olympus (1951 m).
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: MERIS
- Center coordinates: lat. 35.17, lon. 33.25
Topics: Divided regions, Geography, Asia, NICOSIA, Island countries, MERIS, Envisat, Western Asia, Spectrometers, Cyprus