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    Belarus People 2000

      Population: 10,366,719 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 19% (male 982,959; female 942,062)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 3,411,684; female 3,614,453)
      65 years and over: 13% (male 466,929; female 948,632) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: -0.17% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 9.27 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 13.96 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 3.01 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: 0.94 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.49 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.88 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 14.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 68 years
      male: 61.83 years
      female: 74.48 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.25 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Belarusian(s)
      adjective: Belarusian

      Ethnic groups: Byelorussian 77.9%, Russian 13.2%, Polish 4.1%, Ukrainian 2.9%, other 1.9%

      Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

      Languages: Byelorussian, Russian, other

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

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