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    West Bank People 2000

      Population: 2,020,298
      note: in addition, there are some 171,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and about 172,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 45% (male 463,644; female 440,211)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 531,711; female 511,256)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 32,107; female 41,369) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.38% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 36.73 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.49 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 1.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 22.33 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 72.08 years
      male: 70.39 years
      female: 73.86 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 5.02 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: NA
      adjective: NA

      Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%

      Religions: Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%

      Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

      Literacy:
      definition: NA
      total population: NA%
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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