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Quick Facts - Cyprus

Capital: Nicosia
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 24 May 1961
Population: 1 179 551 (2017)
Population density: 127.66 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Greek, Turkish
Non-nationals of total population: 14.8 % (2014)

Funding (0)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: N/A
Government expenditure on culture per capita: N/A
Share of spending on culture by central government: N/A

Employment (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 3.50 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 31.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 12.00 %

Markets (2013)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 114 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 81 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 781 USD (112 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.7 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 95.0 % (2015)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955):
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992):
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001):
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005):

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