According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Cyprus is +357, which was adopted in 1996 when the country switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘357’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘357’ identifies the country as Cyprus. In Cyprus, telephone numbers are usually seven digits long and are divided into four parts: a two-digit area code, a two-digit exchange code, a three-digit line number and an optional one-digit service code. Area codes indicate the geographic region of the phone number and are used to route incoming calls to their respective locations. Exchange codes identify specific local calling areas within each geographic region, while line numbers identify individual subscribers within each local calling area. Service codes are used to access special services such as voicemail or mobile networks. Cyprus has seen advances in telecommunication services over recent years, with mobile phone penetration rates increasing rapidly across both rural and urban areas of the country. This has been driven by increased investment in infrastructure improvements as well as technological advancements such as 5G networks being rolled out in major cities across Cyprus. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Cyprus to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Cyprus is a unitary presidential republic, with the President of Cyprus serving as both the head of state and head of government. The executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The unicameral House of Representatives has 80 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. The political system in Cyprus is characterized by strong partisanship and polarization between two major parties: the left-wing Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) and right-wing Democratic Rally (DISY). Additionally, there are several minor parties that participate in parliamentary elections. In recent years, there has been some movement toward a more consensus-based approach to politics on the island, but political divisions remain deeply entrenched. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of Cyprus.