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Iraq People

    Population: 22,427,150 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 44% (male 4,982,510; female 4,825,129)
    15-64 years: 53% (male 6,030,417; female 5,889,543)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 326,223; female 373,328) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.19% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 38.42 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.56 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: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 62.41 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 66.52 years
    male: 65.54 years
    female: 67.56 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.12 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Iraqi(s)
    adjective: Iraqi

    Ethnic groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian or other 5%

    Religions: Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%

    Languages: Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Assyrian, Armenian

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 58%
    male: 70.7%
    female: 45% (1995 est.)

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