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Population: 748 982 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 25% (male 94 006; female 89 256)

15-64 years: 65% (male 245 739; female 241 935)

65 years and over: 10% (male 33 989; female 44 057) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.69% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 13.93 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.51 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.44 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 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 (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 7.97 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 76.79 years

male: 74.62 years

female: 79.07 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.03 children born/woman (1998 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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