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Iran People

    Population: 65,179,752 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 36% (male 11,963,438; female 11,447,191)
    15-64 years: 60% (male 19,549,935; female 19,276,784)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 1,561,877; female 1,380,527) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.07% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 20.71 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.39 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -4.6 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: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.13 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 29.73 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 69.76 years
    male: 68.43 years
    female: 71.16 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.45 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Iranian(s)
    adjective: Iranian

    Ethnic groups: Persian 51%, Azerbaijani 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%

    Religions: Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 10%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 1%

    Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 72.1%
    male: 78.4%
    female: 65.8% (1994 est.)

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