Average exchange rate in 1990,
(C£) 0.46 to US$1.
[Average exchange rate in 1990 for the currency used by
Cypriots, the Turkish lira (TL), 2,6008.6 to US$1.
TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Roads: In 1989 roads in the
amounted to 9,824 kilometers, of which 5,240 kilometers
asphalted or tarred and 4,584 kilometers were dirt or
of the republic's roads were superhighways; more such
construction in the early 1990s.
[In the mid-1980s, the "TRNC" possessed 6,080
roads, 800 kilometers of which unpaved. Major roads
Nicosia with some other urban areas.]
Ports: Limassol, followed by Larnaca, important
Paphos and Vasilikos also received traffic.
[Famagusta (Gazimagusa) most important Turkish Cypriot
equipped with modern facilities. Small ports at Kalecik
Civil Airports: As of the early 1990s, Nicosia
International Airport closed, a result of the Turkish
1974. Replaced by the international airports at Larnaca
Also a number of smaller airports in the
[Turkish Cypriots operated two international airports,
Telecommunications: Excellent telecommunications
facilities. More than 200,000 telephones, all with
direct dialing. Three submarine cables and three satellite
stations connected to international systems guaranteed
communication abroad. State television and radio network,
addition to private radio station.
[Turkish Cypriots had a modern telecommunications
connections abroad going via Turkey. All villages
fully automated exchange services. Government operated two
television and radio stations.]
Data as of January 1991