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Bulgaria People

    Population: 8,194,772 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 16% (male 674,643; female 641,943)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 2,744,634; female 2,800,816)
    65 years and over: 16% (male 570,766; female 761,970) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.52% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 8.71 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 13.2 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 12.37 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 72.27 years
    male: 68.72 years
    female: 76.03 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.23 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bulgarian(s)
    adjective: Bulgarian

    Ethnic groups: Bulgarian 85%, Turk 9%, other 6%

    Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 85%, Muslim 13%, Jewish 0.8%, Roman Catholic 0.5%, Uniate Catholic 0.2%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 0.5%

    Languages: Bulgarian, secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 99%
    female: 97% (1992 est.)

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