Cyprus is located at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the third largest Mediterranean Island with a population of 800,000 people. 80% are Greek Cypriots, 11% Turkish Cypriots, and 9% are foreign residents. It is about 3,572 sq. mi. [9,251 sq. km.] in size—about half the size of the US state of New Jersey
It is mentioned 3 times in the Old Testament and 7 times in the New Testament. It was the home of Barnabas (Acts 4:36) and was visited by Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark on Paul’s first missionary journey.