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Population - Demography

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Population (de jure): 854.300 (End 2005)

76,8%: Greek Cypriots (656.200)

10,3%: Turkish Cypriots (87.900)12,9%: Foreign residents (110.200) 

Note: Prior to the Turkish invasion (July-August 1974) the two communities lived together in roughly the same proportions (4 Greek Cypriots : 1Turkish Cypriot) in all six administrative districts of the island. Since the invasion, more than 58 000 Turkish Cypriots emigrated, with the result that today they constitute only 10,3% of the population of Cyprus compared to 18% before July 1974.

Population of Main Towns:

  • Lefkosia (Nicosia): 224.500 (part of Lefkosia in the Government controlled area)
  • Lemesos (Limassol): 176.900
  • Larnaka: 79.000
  • Pafos: 52.800
  • Ammochostos:(Free Famagusta) area:42.200
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