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Croatia People

    Population: 4,676,865 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 17% (male 404,761; female 383,088)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 1,591,831; female 1,591,106)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 272,219; female 433,860) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.1% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.34 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 11.14 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.84 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74 years
    male: 70.69 years
    female: 77.52 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.52 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Croat(s)
    adjective: Croatian

    Ethnic groups: Croat 78%, Serb 12%, Muslim 0.9%, Hungarian 0.5%, Slovenian 0.5%, others 8.1% (1991)

    Religions: Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8%

    Languages: Serbo-Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97%
    male: 99%
    female: 95% (1991 est.)

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