Karpasia peninsula

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The Karpasia peninsula (Greek Καρπασία, Turkish Karpaz), is a long, finger-like peninsula that is one of the most prominent geographical features of the island of Cyprus. Its farthest extent is Cape Apostolos Andreas, and its major population centre is the town of Rizokarpaso.

Karpasia belongs administratively to Ammochostos province. During the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, in 1974, the peninsula was captured by Turkish forces. Many of its Greek inhabitants were unable to flee to the south and became a minority within the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Through attrition, their numbers have significantly been reduced ever since.