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Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of People

    Population: 2,022,604 (July 1999 est.)
    note: the Macedonian Government census of July 1994 put the population at 1.94 million, but ethnic allocations were likely undercounted

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 243,190; female 228,491)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 680,692; female 673,923)
    65 years and over: 10% (male 88,116; female 108,192) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.64% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 15.21 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.03 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 18.68 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.05 years
    male: 70.93 years
    female: 75.34 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Macedonian(s)
    adjective: Macedonian

    Ethnic groups: Macedonian 66%, Albanian 23%, Turkish 4%, Serb 2%, Gypsies 3%, other 2%

    Religions: Eastern Orthodox 67%, Muslim 30%, other 3%

    Languages: Macedonian 70%, Albanian 21%, Turkish 3%, Serbo-Croatian 3%, other 3%

    Literacy: NA

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