Is Rhodes Bigger Than Cyprus? (Comparison)

Rhodes is one of the islands of the country of Greece whereas Cyprus is an independent country located in the Eastern Mediterranean region. People usually misinterpret Cyprus as one of the islands of Greece, but in reality, it’s not. You can click here to read how Cyprus is a different country and not a part of Greece. 

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


Is Rhodes bigger than Cyprus?

The total area of Cyprus is 9,251 km2  and the total area of Rhodes is 1400.68 km2. Rhodes is smaller than Cyprus by 7850.32 km2. Cyprus is 6.6 times bigger than Rhodes.

Area of Rhodes:  540.81 sq mi ( 1400.68 km2 )

Area of Rhodes compared to Cyprus

Area of Cyprus:  3,572 sq mi ( 9,251 km2 )

Area of Cyprus compared to Rhodes


As per the Worldometer data, the current population of Cyprus estimated as of 9th December 2020 is 1,211,280.

Population of Cyprus compared to Rhodes

According to, the current population of Rhodes is around 150,000.

Here is some more data comparison between Rhodes and Cyprus.

The capital city of Cyprus is Nicosia and the capital of Rhodes is Rodos.

Official Languages

Cyprus: Greek and Turkish
Rhodes: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Cyprus as of 2018: 0.873
HDI of Greece as of 2018: 0.872

Cyprus Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Rhodes Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Both Rhodes and Cyprus lie at the same timezone. 

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Cyprus:
35° 0′ 0″ N, 33° 0′ 0″ E

Coordinates of Rhodes:
36° 10′ 0″ N27° 56′ 0″ E

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