Karpass Peninsula

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Cyprus in its entirety, with the Karpass Peninsula in the northeast
Golden Beach (Greek: Χρυσή Ακτή; Turkish: Altin Kumsal) on the Karpass Peninsula, at sunset

The Karpass Peninsula (Greek: Καρπασία; Turkish: Karpaz), also known as the Karpas Peninsula or Karpasia, 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 (Greek: Ριζοκάρπασο; Turkish: Dipkarpaz). De facto, the peninsula lies in Northern Cyprus.

The Karpass Peninsula is home to the Karpass donkey, known as a symbol of Cyprus; there are campaigns carried out jointly by Turkish and Greek Cypriots to conserve the rare donkeys of Karpass.[1]


  1. ^ "Donkey campaign unites Cypriots". BBC News Online. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

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Coordinates: 35°31′40″N 34°16′38″E / 35.527756°N 34.277344°E / 35.527756; 34.277344