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Figure 4. Ethnic Distribution of the Population, 1960, 1964, and 1990

Cyprus has been home to many peoples in its history. At the beginning of the 1990s, five ethnic communities lived on the island, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians, and Latins. The events of 1974 resulted in a de facto partition of the island, and by the early 1990s virtually all Turkish Cypriots lived in the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"). Nearly all members of the other groups lived in the Republic of Cyprus; only about 600-hundred Greek Cypriots lived outside the governmentcontrolled area.

Data as of January 1991