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Turkey People

    Population: 65,599,206 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 30% (male 10,148,457; female 9,781,452)
    15-64 years: 64% (male 21,255,506; female 20,560,070)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 1,775,164; female 2,078,557) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.57% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 20.92 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.27 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 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: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 35.81 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.29 years
    male: 70.81 years
    female: 75.88 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.41 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Turk(s)
    adjective: Turkish

    Ethnic groups: Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%

    Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)

    Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 82.3%
    male: 91.7%
    female: 72.4% (1995 est.)

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