Cyprus Demographics

What is the population of Cyprus?

Population 1,266,676
Population Growth Rate 1.52%
Urban Population 70.5%
Population in Major Urban Areas NICOSIA (capital) 253,000
Nationality Noun Cypriot(s)
Nationality Adjective Cypriot
Ethnic Groups Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5%
Languages Spoken Greek, Turkish, English
Language Note The official languages are Greek and Turkish. In social exchanges, an informal Cypriot dialect is used.

Cyprus Health Information

What are the health conditions in Cyprus?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.52
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.4%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.5
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 7.17
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 10.39
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 8.82
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 10
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 27.5
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 25.5%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 750
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.75
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 100%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.46

Cyprus Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Cyprus?

Life Expectancy at Birth 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 81 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 75 Years
Median Age 35 Years
Median Age - female 37 Years
Median Age - male 34 Years

Cyprus Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Cyprus median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.52
Median Age 35 Years
Median Age - female 37 Years
Median Age - male 34 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 10.31
Population Growth Rate 1.52%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.19
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .77

Cyprus Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Cyprus?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care is available both at government hospitals and private clinics. Emergency rooms offer adequate care to stabilize patients, most of who are then transferred to private hospitals. Many of the private-sector doctors have been trained in the United Kingdom or the United States. While fees are generally lower than those in the United States, medical supplies are often more expensive. Paramedics do not staff ambulances. The standard of medical care in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots is improving, but still falls below that found in the government-controlled area. The World Health Organization considers Cyprus to be one of the healthiest areas of the Mediterranean. Water supplies are potable, and the refuse collection/sewage disposal system is adequate. Communicable diseases such as typhoid are rare. Respiratory ailments and allergies are sometimes exacerbated by the dry and dusty climate.

Cyprus Education

What is school like in Cyprus?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.3%
Literacy - female 96.3%
Literacy - male 98.9%
Literacy - total population 97.6%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 14 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 14 Years

Cyprus Literacy

Can people in Cyprus read?

Literacy - female 96.3%
Literacy - male 98.9%
Literacy - total population 97.6%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Greek, Turkish, English

Cyprus Crime

Is Cyprus a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Although the crime rate in Cyprus is low, visitors in any urban areas should take the normal precautions they would take in any large city. Be alert and always vigilant of your surroundings and of your personal belongings. Criminals often target persons who are distracted, alone in an isolated area, or impaired. There has been a reported increase in the rate of home break-ins, particularly in Nicosia. Although most home break-ins take place overnight, this type of crime can take place at any time of day or night, as perpetrators seek targets of opportunity whenever available. As in any major metropolitan area, all travelers and residents should exercise care by locking all doors and windows to their homes, offices, and cars, and not leaving any valuables unattended or out in public view.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are these items illegal to bring back into the United States, by purchasing them you may also be breaking local law.

Avoid so-called “cabarets” or topless bars, as they reportedly employ women brought to Cyprus for sexual exploitation. These establishments can also present foreign patrons with grossly inflated bar tabs, and customers who refuse to pay may be threatened.

Cyprus Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Cyprus, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States; for instance, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods while traveling overseas. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Cyprus, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go.

If you are arrested in Cyprus, authorities of Cyprus are required to notify the U.S. Embassy of your arrest. If you are concerned the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should ask the police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy of your arrest. You also have the option to request communications from you be forwarded to the U.S. Embassy.

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