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Greenland (part of the Kingdom of Denmark) People

    Population: 59,827 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 26% (male 7,789; female 7,728)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 22,248; female 18,678)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 1,562; female 1,822) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.84% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 15.23 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.79 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.12 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 20.06 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.1 years
    male: 65.98 years
    female: 74.24 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.14 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Greenlander(s)
    adjective: Greenlandic

    Ethnic groups: Greenlander 87% (Eskimos and Greenland-born whites), Danish and others 13%

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran

    Languages: Eskimo dialects, Danish, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect)

    Literacy: NA
    note: similar to Denmark proper

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