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Tunisia People

    Population: 9,513,603 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 31% (male 1,513,296; female 1,417,166)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 3,006,029; female 3,018,411)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 283,026; female 275,675) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.39% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 19.72 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.05 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.03 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 31.38 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.35 years
    male: 71.95 years
    female: 74.86 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.38 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Tunisian(s)
    adjective: Tunisian

    Ethnic groups: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%

    Religions: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%

    Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 66.7%
    male: 78.6%
    female: 54.6% (1995 est.)

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