MCAT Test Centers in Cyprus

By | February 26, 2019

According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 1 MCAT test centers in Cyprus. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.

MCAT Test Centers in Cyprus

NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Intercollege Nicosia, Research &Tech building
1st floor, nr.120, 8 Markou Drakou Street
Engomi
NICOSIA, Cyprus 2409

Geography

Location

Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean (to Sicily and Sardinia), is 65 km from the south coast of Asia Minor and is a link between Europe and Asia in terms of history and culture. From Cape Arnauti (Cape Akamas) in the west to St. Andrew’s Monastery in the east of the Karpasia peninsula, the largest length of the island is 225 km; its greatest width (north-south extension) is 96 km, the length of the poorly indented coastline is around 620 km. The north coast is a cliff coast with few ports, the west, south and east coasts are divided by flat bays between mountain ledges. The lowlands adjoining the bays on the south coast have been one of the main settlement areas of the island since ancient times. In the north rises steeply behind a narrow coastal plain, which is folded from Jurassic limestone and runs parallel to the coast Kyrenia range, which in Kyparisso reaches 1,024 m above sea level. The direction of strike and the tectonic structure indicate that it is part of the Taurus mountain range in Asia Minor (separated from it by the incursions of the Mediterranean basin), a piece of the earth’s crust that was intensely folded in the early and middle Tertiary and raised by around 3,000 m in the later Tertiary under strong fractures but was also severely eroded by the abrasive forces. The very narrow and rugged chain that forms the main ridge is part of a layer of older sedimentary rocks pushed over younger rocks, mostly limestone, to which volcanic rocks are also inserted. Check sunglassestracker to see Cyprus Travel Destination.

The interior of the southwestern part of the island is occupied by the Troodos Mountainson. It is a massif of mass rocks that was vaulted and tectonically severely shattered in the Middle Tertiary. Its central and highest core with the Olympos (1,952 m above sea level; highest mountain in Cyprus) consists of very basic rocks, most importantly serpentine and gabbro, and is covered by extensive hull areas. Particularly in the west and east, the mountain core is adjoined by somewhat lower parts, consisting mainly of diabase, but their heights very often exceed 1,400 m and 1,600 m. They, too, have fuselage surfaces, which, however, are more resolved due to the sharply cut valleys. Mainly in the north and east, the higher mountainous country, clearly set off from it, is preceded by a foreland as a mountain foot. In contrast to the old igneous rocks of the Troodos itself, this foreland is composed of younger effusion rocks, which are known as pillow lavas because of their special secretion forms. In these Lavas are the main ore deposits, both the copper ores, which established the island’s great wealth in antiquity, as well as the pyrite ores, which were genetically and usually also locally linked, and which were much more important in the 20th century (e.g. Skouriotissa). In front of the Troodos, in the south and west, is a flood plain made of Miocene marls.

Between the Kyrenia range in the north and the Troodos, a large plain extends from Morphu Bay to Famagusta Bay, the Mesaoria, which in earlier times was the main agricultural area of ​​Cyprus. The geomorphologically detectable uplift processes in the Mesaoria as well as in the two mountains are by no means complete, which is proven by frequent earthquakes in Cyprus. The ancient cities such as Paphos, Kurium and Salamis were destroyed by earthquakes. The west of the island in particular suffered severe earthquake damage (e.g. 1953, 1995, 1996, 1999).

Climate

Cyprus has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers (mean July temperature in Nicosia 29 ° C, in Troodos 22 ° C) and mild, humid winters (mean January temperature in Nicosia 10 ° C, in Troodos around 3 ° C). The sun shines on average 75% of the time it is above the horizon (“sun island”).

The temperature of the sea water is 16 ° C from January to March and reaches its highest value in August at 27 ° C. The average annual rainfall is 480 mm with large annual fluctuations; In Troodos, the winter precipitation amounts to 1,000 mm and fall in the higher elevations as snow (sometimes until spring winter sports). The rivers only carry water in winter.