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    Albania People 2000

      Population: 3,490,435 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 30% (male 545,329; female 507,589)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 1,056,583; female 1,141,664)
      65 years and over: 7% (male 104,086; female 135,184) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.26% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 19.47 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -10.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 41.33 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.57 years
      male: 68.75 years
      female: 74.59 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.37 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Albanian(s)
      adjective: Albanian

      Ethnic groups: Albanian 95%, Greeks 3%, other 2% (Vlachs, Gypsies, Serbs, and Bulgarians) (1989 est.)
      note: in 1989, other estimates of the Greek population ranged from 1% (official Albanian statistics) to 12% (from a Greek organization)

      Religions: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
      note: all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice

      Languages: Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek

      Literacy:
      definition: age 9 and over can read and write
      total population: 93% (1997 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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