The population of the island is mainly divided into Greek and Turkish
communities. The Greeks make up about 77% of the total, and about 18% of
the population are Turkish, who live mainly in the north of
the island after the Turkish invasion of 1974.
Since the ancient years, Cyprus was always a natural bridge
between the cultures of East and Europe. The first immigrants,
created the rural civilization and built houses with mud
walls.The development of a civilization in the island is being
proved by different findings of that period, like detailed
created and designed jugs made of stone.According to these
historical findings, the island was immigrated by Greeks from
"Mykines" at that period;2000 a.d.
Despite the fact that the island is closer to the Asian coasts,
the Greek influence and culture was maintained always until
today and even during the Turkish occupation that lasted almost
for three(3) centuries.(1571 - 1878)
1994 total estimated population is 722,800
- 608,300 Greek Cypriots living almost exclusively in the Republic of
Cyprus control area.
- 93,00 Turkish Cypriots, living almost exclusively in the
- 21,500 foreigners residing in the Republic of Cyprus.
77.5 persons per sq km
0.94% (1993 est.)
62% urban, 38% rural (1993)
17.14 births/1,000 population (1993)
7.74 deaths/1,000 population (1993)
INFANT MORTALITY RATE
9.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1993)
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
- total population: 75.98 years
- male: 73.75 years
- female: 78.31 years (1993 est.)
TOTAL FERTILITY RATE
2.34 children born/woman (1993)
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION UNDER AGE 15
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION OVER AGE 65
Greek 78%, Turkish 18%, other 4%
Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian, Apostolic, and other 4%
The Greek Cypriots use the Greek language (a harmonic dialect of it!!)
whereas the Turkish Cypriots speak Turkish.
age 15 and over can read and write (1987)
- total population: 94%
- male: 98%
- female: 91%
- Greek Cypriots: 282,000
- Turkish Cypriots: 72,000
MORE CYPRUS CULTURE STATISTICS
7.3 PER 1000 PERSONS
0.5 PER 1000 PERSONS
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
100% with access
180 Population per bed. (4170 beds)
PHYSICIANS PER CAPITAL
13.5 per 10,000 persons.
NURSES PER CAPITAL
32 per 10,000 persons
PHARMACISTS PER CAPITAL
1.4 per 10,000
DENTISTS PER CAPITAL
4.9 per 10,000
2.5 per 10,000 persons.
SEX OFFENSES (INCLUDING RAPE)
3.22 per 100,000 persons
237.26 per 100,000 persons.
8.58 per 100,000 persons.
RETURN TO THE CYPRUS ACCESS PANEL