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Land

Area: 9,251 sq./km. (3,572 sq./mi. ). 

Capital and largest city: Nicosia (1991 est. pop., 166,500). 

Elevations: highest--Mount Olympus, 1,953 m (6,407 ft); lowest--sea level, along the coast. 

People

Population (1993 est.): 723,371; density: 78.2 persons per sq./km. (202.5 per sq./mi. ). 

Distribution (1990): 62% urban, 38% rural. 

Annual growth (1993): 0.9%. 

Official languages: Greek. 

Major religions: Greek Orthodoxy. 

Education and Health

Literacy (1987): 94% of adult population. 

Universities (1992): 1. 

Hospital beds (1990): 3,423. 

Physicians (1990): 1,208. 

Life expectancy (1993): women--78.3; men--73.8. 

Infant mortality (1993): 9.3 per 1,000 live births. 

Economy

GNP (Rep. of Cyprus, 1993): $7.5 billion; $10,430 per capita. 

Labor distribution: agriculture--12.2%; mining--0.2%; manufacturing--17.2%;

construction--8.4%; public utilities--0.5%; transport and communications--5.6%; trade--22.6%;

finance, insurance--6.4%; public administration, defense, services--19.7%; other--7.2%. 

Foreign trade: imports--$626 million; exports--$190 million. 

Principal trade partners: UK, Japan, Greece, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, United States. 

Currency: 1 Cyprus pound = 100 cents. 

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