Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area,or
Eastern Sovereign Base Area,British military base (2004 est. pop. 7,200), c.51 sq mi (131 sq km), SE Cyprus, on Larnaca Bay; an overseas territory of Great Britain. Dhekelia, which consists of two separate areas connected by a roadway, is located between Larnaca and Famagusta; the larger portion surrounds three small Cypriot enclaves. The base serves as a staging area for United Nations troops stationed in the Cyprus buffer zone. The residents are all military personnel or other British citizens. Dhekelia and AkrotiriAkrotiri
, Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area,
or Western Sovereign Base Area,
British air force base (2004 est. pop. 6,300), 47 sq mi (123 sq km), located on a peninsula on the SW Cyprus coast; an overseas territory of Great Britain.
..... Click the link for more information. remained under British sovereignty under the terms of the 1960 treaty that granted Cyprus independence.
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