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Gaza Strip People

    Population: 1,112,654 (July 1999 est.)
    note: in addition, there are some 6,000 Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip (August 1998 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 52% (male 294,196; female 280,017)
    15-64 years: 46% (male 255,209; female 251,317)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 13,475; female 18,440) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 4.44% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 48.24 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 22.92 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.44 years
    male: 72.01 years
    female: 74.95 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 7.46 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: NA
    adjective: NA

    Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 99.4%, Jewish 0.6%

    Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%

    Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

    Literacy: NA

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