Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the approximate length of the perimeter of Dekhelia sovereign base contiguous with (a) southern Greek Cyprus and (b) northern Turkish Cyprus.
§ Mr. Pattie
The outer perimeter of the eastern sovereign base area — Dhekhelia — is approximately 89 km long. Some 43 km is contiguous with the southern part of Cyprus — including the UN buffer zone — and some 46 km is contiguous with the northern part. In addition, there are three small enclaves within the sovereign base area. These are the Greek Cypriot villages of Xylotymbou and Ormidhia, whose approximate perimeter lengths are 5 and 8 km respectively, and the Greek Cypriot power station, whose approximate perimeter length is 3 km.