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Georgia People

    Population: 5,066,499 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 21% (male 544,055; female 522,491)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 1,628,993; female 1,753,527)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 236,124; female 381,309) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.74% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 11.64 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 14.3 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -4.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.91 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 52.01 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 64.63 years
    male: 61.13 years
    female: 68.32 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.53 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Georgian(s)
    adjective: Georgian

    Ethnic groups: Georgian 70.1%, Armenian 8.1%, Russian 6.3%, Azeri 5.7%, Ossetian 3%, Abkhaz 1.8%, other 5%

    Religions: Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%

    Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%
    note: Abkhaz (official in Abkhazia)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99%
    male: 100%
    female: 98% (1989 est.)

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