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    Azerbaijan People 2000

      Population: 7,748,163 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 30% (male 1,172,944; female 1,127,624)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 2,388,737; female 2,525,797)
      65 years and over: 7% (male 210,774; female 322,287) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.27% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 18.08 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 9.47 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -5.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 83.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 62.87 years
      male: 58.51 years
      female: 67.45 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.19 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Azerbaijani(s)
      adjective: Azerbaijani

      Ethnic groups: Azeri 90%, Dagestani 3.2%, Russian 2.5%, Armenian 2%, other 2.3% (1998 est.)
      note: almost all Armenians live in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region

      Religions: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.)
      note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower

      Languages: Azeri 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6% (1995 est.)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 97%
      male: 99%
      female: 96% (1989 est.)

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