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Egypt People

    Population: 67,273,906 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 36% (male 12,260,845; female 11,712,752)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 20,604,620; female 20,211,012)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 1,099,517; female 1,385,160) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.82% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 26.8 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.27 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 67.46 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 62.39 years
    male: 60.39 years
    female: 64.49 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.33 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Egyptian(s)
    adjective: Egyptian

    Ethnic groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

    Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94% (official estimate), Coptic Christian and other 6% (official estimate)

    Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 51.4%
    male: 63.6%
    female: 38.8% (1995 est.)

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