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Latvia People

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Population: 2,385,231 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  16.55% (male 201,746; female 193,036)

15-64 years:  68.15% (male 776,509; female 848,908)

65 years and over:  15.3% (male 118,110; female 246,922) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: -0.81% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 8.03 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 14.8 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.91 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.48 male(s)/female

total population:  0.85 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 15.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  68.7 years

male:  62.8 years

female:  74.9 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.15 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.11% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 1,250 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Latvian(s)

adjective:  Latvian
Ethnic groups: Latvian 56.5%, Russian 30.4%, Byelorussian 4.3%, Ukrainian 2.8%, Polish 2.6%, other 3.4%
Religions: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox
Languages: Latvian or Lettish (official), Lithuanian, Russian, other
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  100%

male:  100%

female:  99% (1989 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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