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Cyprus People

    Population: 754,064 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 92,626; female 88,127)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 249,083; female 244,750)
    65 years and over: 11% (male 34,612; female 44,866) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.67% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 13.64 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.42 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.68 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.1 years
    male: 74.91 years
    female: 79.39 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Cypriot(s)
    adjective: Cypriot

    Ethnic groups: Greek 78% (99.5% of the Greeks live in the Greek Cypriot area; 0.5% of the Greeks live in the Turkish Cypriot area), Turkish 18% (1.3% of the Turks live in the Greek Cypriot area; 98.7% of the Turks live in the Turkish Cypriot area), other 4% (99.2% of the other ethnic groups live in the Greek Cypriot area; 0.8% of the other ethnic groups live in the Turkish Cypriot area)

    Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%

    Languages: Greek, Turkish, English

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 94%
    male: 98%
    female: 91% (1987 est.)

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