Cyprus Population 2018

1,190,285

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 1.19 million in 2018.

Cyprus has an estimated population of 1.19 million in 2018, up from the 2011 census census of 839,000 and the 2011 estimate of 1.11 million.

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.

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

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Cyprus Population Growth

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

About Cyprus

Official NameRepublic of Cyprus
Languages SpokenGreek, Turkish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude3533
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymCypriot

Countries Bordering Cyprus

United Kingdom

Cyprus Population Density

Cyprus Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Nicosia200,452
Limassol154,000
Larnaca72,000
Famagusta42,526
Paphos35,961
Kyrenia26,701
Protaras20,230
Pergamos15,000
Morfou14,833
Aradippou13,349
Paralimni11,836
Lefka7,835
Geri7,639
Ypsonas7,348
Dali6,085
Tseri5,498
Livadia5,329
Dhromolaxia5,240
Rizokarpaso5,215
Lapithos5,215

Cyprus Population Clock

The population of Cyprus (as of 8/17/2018)?1,190,285
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)1,189,085
Births Per Day34
Deaths Per Day23
Net Migrations Per Day 14
Net Change Per Day 25
Population Change Since January 1st5,725

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Estimate as of August 17th 2018 is: 1,190,288

Cyprus Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20181,189,08550.03%49.97%128.541590.81%
20171,179,55150.06%49.94%127.511590.81%
20161,170,12550.08%49.92%126.491590.79%
20151,160,98550.08%49.92%125.501590.85%
20101,112,60749.93%50.07%120.271571.60%
20051,027,65850.65%49.35%111.091551.73%
2000943,28650.40%49.60%101.971551.98%
1995855,38450.48%49.52%92.461562.22%
1990766,61450.69%49.31%82.871551.73%
1985703,68750.51%49.49%76.071570.53%
1980685,40650.35%49.65%74.091541.07%
1975649,75549.91%50.09%70.241531.15%
1970613,62149.42%50.58%66.331521.10%
1965580,96649.08%50.92%62.801510.28%
1960572,93049.16%50.84%61.931481.57%
1955529,97248.97%51.03%57.291481.42%
1950494,01549.32%50.68%53.401450.00%

Cyprus Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,207,34349.99%50.01%130.511590.00%
20251,247,14050.04%49.96%134.811590.65%
20301,282,20449.99%50.01%138.601580.56%
20351,313,54250.04%49.96%141.991570.48%
20401,341,46550.11%49.89%145.011570.42%
20451,364,92450.20%49.80%147.541560.35%
20501,382,83950.29%49.71%149.481570.26%
20551,393,90950.39%49.61%150.681570.16%
20601,399,09750.48%49.52%151.241570.07%
20651,399,39750.57%49.43%151.271560.00%
20701,395,35450.65%49.35%150.83156-0.06%
20751,387,44350.71%49.29%149.98156-0.11%
20801,376,39150.74%49.26%148.78156-0.16%
20851,363,42550.74%49.26%147.38157-0.19%
20901,349,55850.73%49.27%145.88157-0.20%
20951,336,01750.71%49.29%144.42157-0.20%
Data Sources
  1. Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 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