Akrotiri and Dhekelia

The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, abbreviated SBA, is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus. The areas, which include British military bases and installations, as well as other land, were retained by the British under the 1960 treaty of independence, signed by the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey and representatives from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, which granted independence to the Crown colony of Cyprus. The territory serves an important role as a station for signals intelligence and provides a vital strategic part of the United Kingdom communications gathering and monitoring network in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Following UK permission, the United States was given a limited, short-term presence on the British bases between 2013 and 2017.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    34° 40′ 13″ N • of northern latitude
    32° 54′ 23″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    34.670254°; 32.906399°

Length of Akrotiri and Dhekelia from south to north is 62.379 kilometers, from west ot east – from 106.221 km on south to 105.499 km on north.

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