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Azerbaijan People

    Population: 7,908,224 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 32% (male 1,292,018; female 1,240,745)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 2,361,792; female 2,496,721)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 202,755; female 314,193) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.63% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 21.58 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.5 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -5.76 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: 0.95 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 82.52 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 63.08 years
    male: 58.76 years
    female: 67.63 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.67 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Azerbaijani(s)
    adjective: Azerbaijani

    Ethnic groups: Azeri 90%, Dagestani Peoples 3.2%, Russian 2.5%, Armenian 2%, other 2.3% (1998 est.)
    note: almost all Armenians live in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region

    Religions: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.)
    note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower

    Languages: Azeri 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6% (1995 est.)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97%
    male: 99%
    female: 96% (1989 est.)

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