CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Cyprus

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!


Cyprus Kids Edition Report

The new Cyprus report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Cyprus:

  • Legend says that Aphrodite—the Greek goddess of love and beauty—was born in and rose from sea foam at the rock formation known as Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), located in Pafos. Waves breaking over the rocks make pillars of foam that islanders say look like Aphrodite.
  • The traditional Cyprus dessert wine Commandaria dates back thousands of years and is one of the oldest wines still in production.
  • Cyprus and Greece share the same national anthem—”Hymn to Freedom.”
  • Cyprus is a divided country. A United Nations buffer zone (called the Green Line) separates the Turkish-controlled north from the Greek Cypriot–controlled south and passes through the capital city of Nicosia.

Find out about the traditional halloumi cheese and other Cypriot foods, discover wildlife in Cyprus, and read about how to say “hello” in Greek all in this colorful new report.


Angie Thompson

is an Editor for CultureGrams where she oversees the Kids, States, and Provinces editions. Before joining ProQuest, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in Victorian literature and a BS in Human Development. Angie has lived all over the United States as well as in England and Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and now makes her home in Utah with her photographer husband and three children. Angie is an avid reader and maintains a book review website specializing in contemporary, young adult, and speculative fiction titles. She also enjoys both playing and teaching the piano and geeking out over the occasional BBC miniseries.

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