Cyprus Population 2020 (Live)

1,206,370

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

The current population of Cyprus is 1,206,370, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,207,359.

Cyprus Growth Rate

Cyprus Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Nicosia200,452
Limassol154,000
Larnaca72,000
Famagusta42,526
Paphos35,961
Kyrenia26,701
Protaras20,230
Pergamos15,000
Morfou14,833
Aradippou13,349

Cyprus Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,207,3590.73%130.6715891
20191,198,5750.78%129.7215891
20181,189,2650.81%128.7115891
20171,179,6780.81%127.6715891
20161,170,1870.79%126.6415890
20151,160,9850.85%125.6515889
20101,112,6121.60%120.4115690
20051,027,6621.73%111.2215596
2000943,2901.98%102.09155100
1995855,3832.22%92.57155105
1990766,6151.73%82.97155109
1985703,6850.53%76.16156110
1980685,4051.07%74.18154105
1975649,7511.15%70.32152100
1970613,6181.10%66.41152101
1965580,9660.28%62.8815099
1960572,9301.57%62.0114894
1955529,9721.42%57.3614892
1950494,0150.00%53.4614689

Cyprus Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,207,3590.73%130.6715891
20251,244,6760.61%134.7115891
20301,274,9720.48%137.9815893
20351,301,0560.41%140.8115793
20401,323,7670.35%143.2615793
20451,342,0200.27%145.2415898
20501,354,5910.19%146.6015799
20551,361,0590.10%147.30158100
20601,362,1320.02%147.42158101
20651,359,288-0.04%147.11157102
20701,353,845-0.08%146.52158102
20751,346,293-0.11%145.70158104
20801,337,303-0.13%144.73158104
20851,327,926-0.14%143.71158107
20901,319,258-0.13%142.78159108
20951,312,691-0.10%142.07157107

Cyprus Population by Year (Projections)

Cyprus Population Pyramid 2020

Cyprus Population by Age

There are 955,614 adults in Cyprus.

Cyprus Population Pyramid

Cyprus Population Clock

The population of Cyprus (as of 5/19/2020)?1,206,370
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)1,207,359
Births Per Day33
Deaths Per Day24
Net Migrations Per Day14
Net Change Per Day23
Population Change Since January 1st3,197

Cyprus Population Estimator

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 1,206,348

Components of Population Change

One birth every 44 minutes
One death every 60 minutes
One net migrant every 103 minutes
Net gain of one person every 63 minutes

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.

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.

About Cyprus

  1. Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus
  2. UN 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