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    Bulgaria People 2000

      Population: 7,796,694 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 16% (male 623,285; female 591,655)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 2,610,573; female 2,685,190)
      65 years and over: 16% (male 546,029; female 739,962) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: -1.16% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 8.06 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 14.63 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -5.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 15.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 70.91 years
      male: 67.45 years
      female: 74.56 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.13 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Bulgarian(s)
      adjective: Bulgarian

      Ethnic groups: Bulgarian 83%, Turk 8.5%, Roma 2.6%, Macedonia, Armenian, Tatar, Gagauz, Circassian, others (1998)

      Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 83.5%, Muslim 13%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Jewish 0.8%, Uniate Catholic 0.2%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 1% (1998)

      Languages: Bulgarian, secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98%
      male: 99%
      female: 98% (1999)

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