Cyprus CY

139,389

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

5,940

Indicated decisions 2014

1.2 million

Population

637,000

Christians
6,600 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Cyprus
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    32/168
  • Internet Access

    63.02% (45th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Greek Cypriot (91.8%); Arab (3.4%); British/American (1.6%).
  • Common Languages

    Greek, Turkish, English
  • Economy

    One-sixth of the world’s merchant ships are registered to Cyprus.
    Economy has been crippled by the war with Turkey.
    Has seen some recovery of light industry and tourism, but 2012 recession hurt economy.
    There is a major refugee problem that still exists following the war.
  • History / Politics

    Has been ruled by many countries through the centuries; Became free in 1960 from British.
    The country is divided as a result of the Turkish invasion of the north part of nation in 1974.
    The Greeks believe the whole island is one; Nation joined the European Union in 2004.
  • Spirituality

    The Orthodox church is important ceremonially, but mainly to older people.
    Cyprus serves as a base for many Christian organizations that serve the Middle East.
  • Prayers

    Pray for a resolution of the 50-year conflict involving Greece and Turkey.
    Pray for a revival within the Orthodox church especially among the young.
    Pray for the evangelical groups using Cyprus as a base for other countries.
    Pray for evangelism to the many foreigners who live and work in the country.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.