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Norway People

    Population: 4,438,547 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 20% (male 447,607; female 423,844)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 1,462,906; female 1,415,992)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 286,339; female 401,859) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.4% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 12.54 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.12 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 4.96 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.36 years
    male: 75.55 years
    female: 81.35 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.77 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Norwegian(s)
    adjective: Norwegian

    Ethnic groups: Germanic (Nordic, Alpine, Baltic), Lapps (Sami) 20,000

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 87.8% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8%, none 3.2%, unknown 5.2% (1980)

    Languages: Norwegian (official)
    note: small Lapp- and Finnish-speaking minorities

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1976 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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