Cyprus Demographics

What is the population of Cyprus?

Population 1,320,525
Population: Male/Female male: 675,196

female: 645,329
Population Growth Rate 0.95%
Population Distribution population concentrated in central Nicosia and in the major cities of the south: Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca
Urban Population urban population: 67% of total population

rate of urbanization: 0.76% annual rate of change
Population in Major Urban Areas 269,000 NICOSIA (capital)
Nationality Noun noun: Cypriot(s)

adjective: Cypriot
Ethnic Groups Greek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2%
Language Note Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%; note - data represent only the Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus Population Comparison

Cyprus Health Information

What are the health conditions in Cyprus?

Life Expectancy at Birth total population: 80.2 years

male: 77.4 years

female: 83.1 years
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births total: 8.1 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 8.1%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 3.14
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.4
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved improved: urban: 99.7% of population

rural: 99.8% of population

total: 99.8% of population

unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population

rural: 0.2% of population

total: 0.2% of population
Tobacco Use total: 35.1%

male: 47%

female: 23.2%
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 68
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth (age 25-49) 30
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.49
Gross reproduction rate 1
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 21.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved improved: urban: 99.7% of population

rural: 98.8% of population

total: 99.4% of population

unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population

rural: 1.2% of population

total: 0.6% of population
Alcohol consumption per capita total: 9.59 liters of pure alcohol

beer: 2.85 liters of pure alcohol

wine: 2.72 liters of pure alcohol

spirits: 4.02 liters of pure alcohol

other alcohols: 0 liters of pure alcohol
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 54.5%

Cyprus Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Cyprus?

Life Expectancy at Birth total population: 80.2 years

male: 77.4 years

female: 83.1 years
Median Age total: 39.5 years

male: 38.2 years

female: 41 years
Gross reproduction rate 1
Infant Mortality Rate total: 8.1 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 68
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.49

Cyprus median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 10
Median Age total: 39.5 years

male: 38.2 years

female: 41 years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 6.3
Population Growth Rate 0.95%
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female

total population: 1.05 male(s)/female
Age Structure 0-14 years: 15.6% (male 105,533/female 100,099)

15-64 years: 70% (male 486,569/female 437,651)

65 years and over: 14.4% (male 83,094/female 107,579)
Gross reproduction rate 1
Infant Mortality Rate total: 8.1 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 68
Mother's mean age at first birth 30
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.49

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.

Health Expenditures - percent of GDP

8.1%

Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population

3.4

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population

3.14

Cyprus Education

What is school like in Cyprus?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 6.1%
Literacy - female 99.2%
Literacy - male 99.6%
Literacy - total population 99.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) total: 16 years

male: 16 years

female: 16 years

Cyprus Literacy

Can people in Cyprus read?

Literacy - female 99.2%
Literacy - male 99.6%
Literacy - total population 99.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write

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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