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Iceland People

    Population: 272,512 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 32,608; female 31,061)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 89,258; female 87,449)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 14,510; female 17,626) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.57% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 14.87 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.01 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -2.17 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: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 5.22 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.96 years
    male: 76.85 years
    female: 81.19 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.03 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Icelander(s)
    adjective: Icelandic

    Ethnic groups: homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norwegians and Celts

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 96%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, none 1% (1988)

    Languages: Icelandic

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 100% (1976 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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