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Tajikistan People

    Population: 6,102,854 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 41% (male 1,250,344; female 1,224,355)
    15-64 years: 55% (male 1,661,488; female 1,681,839)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 122,065; female 162,763) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.43% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27.46 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.85 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -5.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 114.78 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 64.28 years
    male: 61.15 years
    female: 67.57 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.48 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Tajikistani(s)
    adjective: Tajikistani

    Ethnic groups: Tajik 64.9%, Uzbek 25%, Russian 3.5% (declining because of emigration), other 6.6%

    Religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%

    Languages: Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 99%
    female: 97% (1989 est.)

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