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Dhekelia Geography - 2024


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Eastern Mediterranean, on the southeast coast of Cyprus near Famagusta

Geographic coordinates

34 59 N, 33 45 E

Map references

Middle East


total: 131 sq km

note: area surrounds three Cypriot enclaves

Area - comparative

about three-quarters the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries

total: 108 km

border countries (1): Cyprus 108 km


27.5 km


temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

Geography - note

British extraterritorial rights also extended to several small off-post sites scattered across Cyprus; several small Cypriot enclaves exist within the Sovereign Base Area (SBA); of the SBA land, 60% is privately owned and farmed, 20% is owned by the Ministry of Defense, and 20% is SBA Crown land

NOTE: The information regarding Dhekelia on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dhekelia 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dhekelia 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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