Figure 5. Republic of Cyprus: Population by Age and Sex, 1988
Source: Based on information from Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Finance,
Department of Statistics and Research, Demographic Report, 1988,
Nicosia, 1989, 83.
In 1960, the last year for which there was an official
for the entire population of Cyprus, the island was home
people. Official estimates held that there were 441,568
Cypriots, 3,627 Armenians, 2,706 Maronites (in the future
groups were to be counted as part of the Greek Cypriot
according to the terms of the constitution of 1960),
Turkish Cypriots, and 24,408 others (mostly foreigners)
table 5, Population of Cyprus, Selected Years, 1491-1973).
government statistics, 81.14 percent of Cypriots in 1960,
Greek Cypriot (including Armenians and Maronites) and
were Turkish Cypriot. Republic of Cyprus statistics
1988 population of the whole island at 687,500, and that
government-controlled area at 562,700
(see table 6). It
estimated that the island's population consisted of
percent) Greek Cypriots (including 6,300 Armenians and
128,200 (18.6 percent) Turkish Cypriots, and 8,900 (1.3
who belonged to other groups (mainly British). Cypriot
estimates were often controversial, because they could
significant bearing on political settlements. Thus,
figures from the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"
markedly from those of the Republic of Cyprus
(see table 7).
Data as of January 1991