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Turkey People

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Population: 66,493,970 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  28.42% (male 9,620,291; female 9,276,347)

15-64 years:  65.45% (male 22,116,599; female 21,401,165)

65 years and over:  6.13% (male 1,878,571; female 2,200,997) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.24% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 18.31 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 5.95 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.03 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.85 male(s)/female

total population:  1.02 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 47.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.24 years

male:  68.89 years

female:  73.71 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.12 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.01% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Turk(s)

adjective:  Turkish
Ethnic groups: Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%
Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  85%

male:  94%

female:  77% (2000)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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