Economic activity is limited to providing services to the military and their families located in akrotiri. all food and manufactured goods must be imported.
Shooting around the salt lake; note - breeding place for loggerhead and green turtles; only remaining colony of griffon vultures is on the base
Approximately 15,700 live on the sovereign base areas of akrotiri and dhekelia including 7,700 cypriots, 3,600 service and uk-based contract personnel, and 4,400 dependents
Eastern mediterranean, peninsula on the southwest coast of cyprus
Total: 123 sq km note: includes a salt lake and wetlands
About 0.7 times the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: akrotiri sovereign base area conventional short form: akrotiri
Name: episkopi cantonment (base administrative center for akrotiri and dhekelia) 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