Is Cyprus Bigger Than Crete? (Comparison)

This post was most recently updated on November 7th, 2020

Firstly, we need to understand something before proceeding to the article.

Cyprus is an independent country and Crete is an island of Greece.

The majority of people have this misconception that Cyprus is a part of Greece.

But in reality, it’s not.

Just because Cypriots speak Greek, doesn’t mean Cyprus is a part of Greece.

In fact, Greece speaks Standard Greek and Cypriots speak a Dialect.
(A dialect language is a particular form of a language which is spoken in a specific region or social group.)

You can read here how Cyprus is different from Greece? 

Cyprus is an island country and Greece has 6,000 islands, of which 227 islands are inhabited.
So people think Cyprus is one of the 227 islands in Greece.

The gist is, Cyprus is a single country. Greece is a single country and Greece has many islands, where Crete is one of them.

Today in this article we will discuss the comparison between Cyprus and Crete regarding different aspects.

Size

Is Cyprus bigger than Crete?

Yes, it is. The total area of Cyprus is 9,251 km2  and the total area of Crete is 8450 km2. Cyprus is bigger than Crete by 801 km2. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean whereas Crete is the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean region.

Area of Cyprus: 9,251 km2

Area of Cyprus

Area of Crete: 8,450 km2

Area of Crete

Population

Cyprus is the third most populous country in the Mediterranean and Crete is the largest and most populous island in Greece.

As per the Worldometer data, the current population of Cyprus as of 27th October 2020 is 1,210,250.

Population Of Cyprus

Also, the current population of Crete as per europa.eu as of 2019 is 634,930.

Population Of Crete

Here is some extra info about Cyprus and Crete:

Human Development Index

HDI of Cyprus as of 2018: 0.873
HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870

Coordinates of Cyprus: 35°10′N 33°22′E
Coordinates of Crete: 35°12.6′N 24°54.6′E

Both of the islands are great.

They have a lot of nice beaches like Elounda, Balos, Elafonisi, Lentas in Crete and the beach of Protaras and Agia Napa in Cyprus.

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