The Karpass Peninsula, also known as Karpasia or Karpas is a long, finger-like peninsula that is one of the most prominent geographical features of the island of Cyprus. Its farthest extent is Cape Apostolos Andreas, and its major population centre is the town of Rizokarpaso . Since 1974 the peninsula resides within the internationally-unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.Karpass Peninsula is home to wild donkeys, known as a symbol of Cyprus; there are campaigns carried out jointly by Turkish and Greek Cypriots to save the endangered donkeys in Karpass.Rizokarpaso is the biggest town on the peninsula. Soil near the town consists of terra fusca which is very fertile. Local crops include carob, cotton, tobacco, and grain.