- Introduction ::DhekeliaBackground: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.Geography ::DhekeliaLocation:Eastern Mediterranean, on the southeast coast of Cyprus near FamagustaGeographic coordinates:34 59 N, 33 45 EArea:total: 130.8 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 223note: area surrounds three Cypriot enclavesArea - comparative:about three-quarters the size of Washington, DCLand boundaries:total: 103 km (approximately)border countries: Cyprus 103 km (approximately)Coastline:27.5 kmClimate:temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool wintersEnvironment - current issues:netting and trapping of small migrant songbirds in the spring and autumnGeography - note:British extraterritorial rights also extended to several small off-post sites scattered across Cyprus; of the Sovereign Base Area land 60% is privately owned and farmed, 20% is owned by the Ministry of Defense, and 20% is SBA Crown landPeople and Society ::DhekeliaLanguages:English, GreekPopulation: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 dependentscountry comparison to the world: 221Government ::DhekeliaCountry name:conventional long form: noneconventional short form: DhekeliaDependency status:a special form of UK overseas territory; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces CyprusCapital:name: Episkopi Cantonment (base administrative center for Akrotiri and Dhekelia); located in Akrotirigeographic coordinates: 34 40 N, 32 51 Etime 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 OctoberConstitution:Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Order in Council 1960, effective 16 August 1960, functions as a basic legal documentLegal 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 CyprusExecutive branch:chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)head of government: Administrator Air Vice Marshall Graham STACEY (since 4 November 2010); note - reports to the British Ministry of Defenseelections: none; the monarchy is hereditary; the administrator appointed by the monarchJudicial branch:highest court(s): Senior Judges' Court (consists of several visiting judges from England and Wales)judge selection and term of office: judges appointment and tenure NAsubordinate courts: Resident Judges' Court; Courts MartialDiplomatic representation in the US:none (overseas territory of the UK)Diplomatic representation from the US:none (overseas territory of the UK)Flag description:the flag of the UK is usedNational anthem:note: as a United Kingdom area of special sovereignty, ""God Save the Queen"" is official (see United Kingdom)Economy ::DhekeliaEconomy - 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.Industries:noneExchange rates:note: uses the euroCommunications ::DhekeliaBroadcast media:British Forces Broadcast Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite TV service as well as BFBS radio broadcasts to the Dhekelia Sovereign Base (2009)Military ::DhekeliaMilitary - note:defense is the responsibility of the UK; includes Dhekelia Garrison and Ayios Nikolaos Station connected by a roadway"
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