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Argentina People

    Population: 36,737,664 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 27% (male 5,124,087; female 4,932,060)
    15-64 years: 62% (male 11,457,399; female 11,469,346)
    65 years and over: 11% (male 1,553,158; female 2,201,614) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.29% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 19.91 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.64 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.65 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 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 18.41 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.76 years
    male: 71.13 years
    female: 78.56 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.66 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Argentine(s)
    adjective: Argentine

    Ethnic groups: white 85%, mestizo, Amerindian, or other nonwhite groups 15%

    Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%

    Languages: Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 96.2%
    male: 96.2%
    female: 96.2% (1995 est.)

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