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Faroe Islands (part of the Kingdom of Denmark) People

    Population: 41,059 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 4,819; female 4,629)
    15-64 years: 62% (male 13,600; female 11,811)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 2,786; female 3,414) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -2.03% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 12.54 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.08 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -23.72 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 10.26 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.56 years
    male: 75.66 years
    female: 81.58 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.36 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Faroese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Faroese

    Ethnic groups: Scandinavian

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran

    Languages: Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish

    Literacy: NA
    note: similar to Denmark proper

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