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Greece People

    Population: 10,707,135 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 16% (male 878,349; female 818,311)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 3,619,982; female 3,587,591)
    65 years and over: 17% (male 799,053; female 1,003,849) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.41% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.54 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.44 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 4.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.13 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.43 years
    male: 75.87 years
    female: 81.18 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.3 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Greek(s)
    adjective: Greek

    Ethnic groups: Greek 98%, other 2%
    note: the Greek Government states there are no ethnic divisions in Greece

    Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

    Languages: Greek (official), English, French

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 95%
    male: 98%
    female: 93% (1991 est.)

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