Flag of Cyprus and el-CY

Locale Code: el-CY

The locale code represents Greek (modern) language in Cyprus country.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive el-CY locale data for Cyprus
Country NameCyprus
Country Name (Local)Κύπρος / Kypros / Kıbrıs
Country Flag🇨🇾
Country Area9251 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)CY
Language NameGreek (modern)
Language Name (Local)ελληνικά
Language Code (ISO 639-1)el
RegionSouthern Europe
Capital NameNicosia
Capital Latitude35.17531
Capital Longitude33.3642
Postal Code Format####
Postal Code Regex^(\d{4})$


The currency used for the locale code el-CY is Euro.

Currency information for Cyprus and el-CY locale
Currency NameEuro
Currency Name (Local)Euro
Currency CodeEUR
Currency Symbol
Currency Numeric978
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameCent


Cyprus has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+02:00.



Cyprus is an island country and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'el-CY' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, el_CY is a locale code for Greek (modern) language in Cyprus. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.