Akrotiri: Geography#

LocationEastern Mediterranean, peninsula on the southwest coast of Cyprus
Geographic Coordinates34 37 N, 32 58 E 34.616665,32.966667
Land boundariestotal: 48 km
border countries: Cyprus 48 km
Coastline56.3 km
Elevation ExtremesNA
Highest Mountains
Natural HazardsNA
Natural ResourceNA
Land UseNA
Climatetemperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueshunting around the salt lake; note - breeding place for loggerhead and green turtles; only remaining colony of griffon vultures is on the base
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteBritish extraterritorial rights also extended to several small off-post sites scattered across Cyprus; of the Sovereign Base Area (SBA) land, 60% is privately owned and farmed, 20% is owned by the Ministry of Defense, and 20% is SBA Crown land