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Here are some interesting facts about Dhekelia - Category: Introduction - Background: By terms of the 1960 Treaty of Establishment that created the independent Republic of Cyprus, the UK retained full sovereignty and jurisdiction over two areas of almost 254 square kilometers - Akrotiri and Dhekelia. The larger of these is the Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area, which is also referred to as the Eastern Sovereign Base Area.

Category: Government - Legal system: the Sovereign Base Area Administration has its own court system to deal with civil and criminal matters; laws applicable to the Cypriot population are, as far as possible, the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus

Category: People - Languages (%): English, Greek

Category: Economy - Currency (code): euro (EUR) adopted 1 January 2008; note - the Cypriot pound (CYP) formerly used

Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 130.8 sq km; note: area surrounds three Cypriot enclaves

Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 0 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia) (2006)

Category: Military - Military - note: includes Dhekelia Garrison and Ayios Nikolaos Station connected by a roadway

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  1. Government - Capital: name: Episkopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia); located in Akrotiri; geographic coordinates: 34 40 N, 32 51 E; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

  2. Government - Flag description: the flag of the UK is used

  3. Economy - Economy - overview: Economic activity is limited to providing services to the military and their families located in Dhekelia. All food and manufactured goods must be imported.

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html