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Italy People

    Population: 56,735,130 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 14% (male 4,161,841; female 3,925,413)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 19,205,293; female 19,285,848)
    65 years and over: 18% (male 4,169,098; female 5,987,637) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.08% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.27 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.28 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.51 years
    male: 75.4 years
    female: 81.82 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.22 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Italian(s)
    adjective: Italian

    Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

    Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, other 2%

    Languages: Italian, German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97%
    male: 98%
    female: 96% (1990 est.)

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