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Slovakia People

    Population: 5,396,193 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 20% (male 551,847; female 528,236)
    15-64 years: 69% (male 1,837,788; female 1,861,305)
    65 years and over: 11% (male 237,710; female 379,307) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.04% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.52 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.43 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 9.48 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.46 years
    male: 69.71 years
    female: 77.4 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.2 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Slovak(s)
    adjective: Slovak

    Ethnic groups: Slovak 85.7%, Hungarian 10.7%, Gypsy 1.5% (the 1992 census figures underreport the Gypsy/Romany community, which is about 500,000), Czech 1%, Ruthenian 0.3%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.1%, Polish 0.1%, other 0.3%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%

    Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian

    Literacy: NA

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