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    Korea, South People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 45,948,811 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 23% (male 5,515,667; female 4,925,479)
      15-64 years: 71% (male 16,579,117; female 16,096,684)
      65 years and over : 6% (male 1,067,663; female 1,764,201) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.02% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 16.17 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 5.66 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate -0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth : 1.14 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 8 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 73.6 years
      male : 70.01 years
      female: 77.69 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 1.78 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Korean(s)
      adjective: Korean

      Ethnic groups homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

      Religions Christianity 49%, Buddhism 47%, Confucianism 3%, pervasive folk religion(shamanism), Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way), and other 1%

      Languages Korean, English widely taught in high school

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98%
      male: 99.3%
      female: 96.7% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, South People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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