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Bosnia and Herzegovina People

    Population: 3,482,495 (July 1999 est.)
    note: all data dealing with population is subject to considerable error because of the dislocations caused by military action and ethnic cleansing

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 17% (male 310,430; female 294,298)
    15-64 years: 71% (male 1,221,791; female 1,240,097)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 166,876; female 249,003) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.2% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.36 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.81 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 33.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 24.52 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 66.98 years
    male: 62.55 years
    female: 71.71 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.21 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bosnian(s), Herzegovinian(s)
    adjective: Bosnian, Herzegovinian

    Ethnic groups: Serb 40%, Muslim 38%, Croat 22% (est.); note—the Croats claim they now make up only 17% of the total population

    Religions: Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Catholic 15%, Protestant 4%, other 10%

    Languages: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian

    Literacy: NA

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