Life in North Cyprus

North Cyprus, known as the small pearl of the Mediterranean, is an island with its rich history, diverse culture and natural beauty. There are six districts in the TRNC. These are  Nicosia, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Morphou, Iskele and Lefke.

Climate: At least 300 days a year, with sunny and open weather conditions and the warm weather, Cyprus provides an ideal environment for education. Mediterranean climate prevails in Cyprus. The summers are warm and dry, while the winters are warm and rainy. The average annual precipitation is 500 mm. Average temperatures vary between 20-30° C in summer and 5-15 ° C in winter.

Electricity The electricity in the TRNC is the same as in Turkey and it is 220 / 240V A / C 50Hz and three-pronged plugs are used. In order to use all kinds of electric equipments easily, adapters which convert twin sockets to triple sockets, can be found at all the supermarkets easily and cheaply.

Traffic: In North Cyprus, traffic from the left lane.

Language: Offfıcial language is Turkish. However, the language spoken by the public has a Turkish Cypriot dialect.

Time: UTC +3 in the summer and UTC +2 in the winter are used in the TRNC.

Currency Unit: The currency in circulation is the Turkish Lira.

Public Transportation: One of the public transportation methods you can use for daily transportation is buses. You can find these transportations in each city at the bus terminals in your area or from the points on the itinerary.

Telephone: TRNC phone codes are +90 or 0090. For land lines, the code is +392.

Postal Code: Postal code ‘99010’ must be added at the end of the address for international mail. For example: “Telephone Number, Name-Surname, street name, gate number, region name, Nicosia, TRNC, 99010″.

Emergency Numbers:  Police: 155   Ambulance: 112   Fire Fighting: 199


Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu Hospital: 0392 228 54 41-223 24 41

Etik Hospital-Nicosia: 0392 223 46 94

Girne Dr. Akçiçek State Hospital: 0392 815 22 66

Famagusta State Hospital: 0392 366 28 76-366 53 28

Yeşilyurt Cengiz Topel State Hospital: 0392 723 63 29-723 63 51

Girne Military Hospital: 0392 815 55 52