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Finland People

    Population: 5,158,372 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 18% (male 483,700; female 464,431)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 1,743,340; female 1,706,873)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 289,405; female 470,623) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.15% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.77 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.67 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.4 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: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.32 years
    male: 73.81 years
    female: 80.98 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.68 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Finn(s)
    adjective: Finnish

    Ethnic groups: Finn 93%, Swede 6%, Lapp 0.11%, Gypsy 0.12%, Tatar 0.02%

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Greek Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%

    Languages: Finnish 93.5% (official), Swedish 6.3% (official), small Lapp- and Russian-speaking minorities

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 100% (1980 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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