People - Facts

NationalityNoun & Adjective Cypriot(s)
Population (2006)784,301
Annual Growth Rate0.53%
Ethnic GroupsGreek 77%
Turkish 18% Armenian & Other 4%
ReligionsGreek Orthodox
Muslim
Maronite
Roman Catholic
Armenian Orthodox
Other
LanguagesGreek
Turkish
English (dominant commercial language)
EducationYears Compulsory 6 in elementary, 3 in high school Attendance almost 100%
Literacy about 97.6%
HealthInfant Mortality 7.04/1,000Life Expectancy 76 yrs. males, 81 yrs. females
Work Force (2005)Greek- Cypriot Area 370,000
Agriculture & Mining 8.0%
Manufacturing & Utilities 11.6%
Construction 9.4%
Trade, Hotels, & Restaurants 28.5%
Transport 7.0%
Finance, Real Estate & Business 10.0%
Government, Education & Health 17.2%
Community & Other Services 8.2%
Turkish- Cypriot Administered Area 95,025
Agriculture 14.5%
Manufacturing & Utilities 9.3%
Construction 19.7%
Trade & Tourism 11.2%
Transport & Communication 8.7%
Finance 2.5%
Business & Personal Services &15.3%
Public Services 18.8%