Karpass Peninsula
The Karpass Peninsula also known as Karpasia or Kırpaşa is a long, finger-like peninsula
A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. In many Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Baltic, Slavic and Hungarian, peninsulas are called "half-islands"....

 that is one of the most prominent geographical features of the island of Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

. Its farthest extent is Cape Apostolos Andreas
Cape Apostolos Andreas
Cape Apostolos Andreas is the north-easternmost point of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus . It lies at the tip of the finger-like Karpass Peninsula.The famous Apostolos Andreas Monastery is located just south of the promontory itself....

, and its major population centre is the town of Rizokarpaso
Rizokarpaso is a town on the Karpass Peninsula in the Famagusta District, northeastern Cyprus. It has been under Turkish control since the 1974 invasion....

Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...

: Ριζοκάρπασο, Turkish
Turkish language
Turkish is a language spoken as a native language by over 83 million people worldwide, making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. Its speakers are located predominantly in Turkey and Northern Cyprus with smaller groups in Iraq, Greece, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo,...

: Dipkarpaz). Since 1974 the peninsula resides within the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus or North Cyprus , officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus , is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus...


Karpass Peninsula is home to wild donkeys
Karpass donkey
The Karpass donkey is an endangered species of donkey native to the Karpass Peninsula of Cyprus. In 2008, a group of Greek and Turkish Cypriots organized to save the animal from extinction after several were found shot to death....

 which are known as the symbol of Cyprus. There are some campaigns carried out by Turkish and Greek Cypriots to save the endangered donkeys in Karpass.
Karpaz Gate Marina (KGM) is due to open in the Karpaz Peninsula of Northern Cyprus on schedule in May 2011. It’s a marina
A marina is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats.A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters....

 destination in the eastern Mediterranean
Eastern Mediterranean
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 and should be an important maintenance centre. It will be the first luxury yacht marina to open in Northern Cyprus and will have facilities to accommodate boats up to 65m in length. It will offer berths for 300 yachts, 16 of these superyachts.
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