Cyprus Population 2019

1,201,075

Cyprus is an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This is the third largest and most populous island in the region and located east of Greece. The island of Cyprus has been inhabited since the 10th millennium BC and has a population estimated at 1.20 million in 2019.

Cyprus has an estimated population of 1.20 million in 2019, up from the 2011 census of 839,000 and the 2011 estimate of 1.11 million. This ranks 158th in the world.

Of the 1.16 million people in Cyprus, about 300,000 live in the north, although it's believed this number has climbed to 500,000, half of whom are Turkish settlers or Cypriot-born children of settlers. There is only one city in Cyprus with a population over 100,000. Limassol has a population of 101,000, with a metro area population of 185,000. Nicosia, the capital, is divided into the North (pop 61,000) and the South (pop 55,000).

Cyprus itself is de facto partitioned into the south, which is effectively under control of the Republic and accounts for 59% of the island, and the north, administered by the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The North is recognized only by Turkey. The international community considers the northern region as part of Cyprus which is occupied by Turkish forces.

Cyprus Demographics

Cyprus inhabitants are known as Cypriots. In 2001, the population was comprised of 77% Greek Cypriots, 18% Turkish and 5% other, with about 10,500 people of Russian origin in the nation. The Republic of Cyprus is also home to about 110,000 foreign permanent residents and between 10,000 and 30,000 undocumented illegal immigrants.

The Turkish Cypriots live in the north of the country. The villages of Pyla and Potamia are the only two in the Republic with a mixed population of Turkish and Greek residents.

Nearly every Greek Cypriot is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The majority of Turkish Cypriots adhere to Sunni Islam. Cyprus is considered one of the most religious countries of the European Union. 95% of the population is Christian Orthodox, 0.9% is Armenian or Maronite, 1.5% is Roman Catholic, 1.0% belongs to the Church of England and 0.6% is Muslim, with just 1.3% not stating or religion or choosing another denomination.

There is a large Greek and Turkish Cypriot diaspora in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Greece.

Cyprus Population Growth

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

Quality of Life in Cyprus

According to the World Happiness Report, Cyprus (not including the northern Turkish occupied area) earned a ranking of 61 on the 2018 report, with an overall happiness rating of 5.7 out of a possible score of 10.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 42 minutes
One death every 63 minutes
One net migrant every 103 minutes
Net gain of one person every 58 minutes

Cyprus Population in 2018Source: By A.Savin�(Wikimedia Commons���WikiPhotoSpace) [FAL], from Wikimedia Commons

Cyprus Population Pyramid 2019

Cyprus Population by Age

There are 955,614 adults in Cyprus.

Census Years

Year Date
20211 October 2021
20111 October 2011
20011 October 2001
19921 October 1992

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

Official NameRepublic of Cyprus
Languages SpokenGreek, Turkish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude35, 33
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymCypriot
BordersUnited Kingdom
Name Population Location
Nicosia200,452Map
Limassol154,000Map
Larnaca72,000Map
Famagusta42,526Map
Paphos35,961Map
Kyrenia26,701Map
Protaras20,230Map
Pergamos15,000Map
Morfou14,833Map
Aradippou13,349Map
Paralimni11,836Map
Geroskipou Municipality8,313Map
Lefka7,835Map
Geri7,639Map
Ypsonas7,348Map
Dali6,085Map
Tseri5,498Map
Livadia5,329Map
Dhromolaxia5,240Map
Rizokarpaso5,215Map

Cyprus Population Clock

The population of Cyprus (as of 10/8/2019)?1,201,075
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)1,198,575
Births Per Day34
Deaths Per Day23
Net Migrations Per Day14
Net Change Per Day25
Population Change Since January 1st7,025

Cyprus Population Estimator

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Estimate as of October 8th 2019 is: 1,200,958

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20191,198,57550.00%50.00%129.561580.78%
20181,189,26550.03%49.97%128.561580.81%
20171,179,67850.06%49.94%127.521580.81%
20161,170,18750.08%49.92%126.491580.79%
20151,160,98550.08%49.92%125.501580.85%
20101,112,61249.93%50.07%120.271561.60%
20051,027,66250.65%49.35%111.091551.73%
2000943,29050.40%49.60%101.971551.98%
1995855,38350.48%49.52%92.461552.22%
1990766,61550.69%49.31%82.871551.73%
1985703,68550.51%49.49%76.071560.53%
1980685,40550.35%49.65%74.091541.07%
1975649,75149.91%50.09%70.241521.15%
1970613,61849.42%50.58%66.331521.10%
1965580,96649.08%50.93%62.801500.28%
1960572,93049.16%50.84%61.931481.57%
1955529,97248.97%51.03%57.291481.42%
1950494,01549.32%50.68%53.401460.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,207,35949.99%50.01%130.511580.00%
20251,244,67650.03%49.97%134.551580.61%
20301,274,97249.97%50.03%137.821580.48%
20351,301,05650.01%49.99%140.641570.41%
20401,323,76750.07%49.93%143.091570.35%
20451,342,02050.14%49.86%145.071580.27%
20501,354,59150.22%49.78%146.431570.19%
20551,361,05950.30%49.70%147.131580.10%
20601,362,13250.39%49.61%147.241580.02%
20651,359,28850.46%49.54%146.93157-0.04%
20701,353,84550.53%49.47%146.35158-0.08%
20751,346,29350.58%49.42%145.53158-0.11%
20801,337,30350.61%49.39%144.56158-0.13%
20851,327,92650.60%49.40%143.54158-0.14%
20901,319,25850.58%49.42%142.61159-0.13%
20951,312,69150.56%49.44%141.90157-0.10%
  1. Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960 and 1973 censuses for the whole country, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. Results from the 1976, 1982, 1992, 2001 and 2011 censuses in the Government controlled areas and estimates that include Turkish Cypriots were also considered.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer