Cyprus Q&A

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What is a donum?

Land is measured in dunom and evleks.
One dunom of land = 1,338m² = a third of an acre
4 evleks = 1 donum
3,600 square feet = 1 evlek

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What side of the road do cars use?

Left

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What is the language spoken in Northern Cyprus?

The main language is Turkish, although English is widely spoken making it easy to get on in Northern Cyprus.

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What type of school systems can I expect to find?

There are excellent secondary schools, including English curriculum secondary schools in the Kyrenia area, such as Girne American University Secondary Program. Additionally, there are 4 major universities in Northern Cyprus attracting students from all over the world.

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Do I need to open a bank account in Northern Cyprus in order to buy property?

You do not need to open a bank account in Northern Cyprus. Most installments are paid for via wire transfer transactions.

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How long does the process of purchasing property in the TRNC last?

It takes only as long as it takes you make a decision! Once you have decided on the property of your dreams, it is typically possible to meet with a solicitor to complete the sale within 24 hours.