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    France People 2000

      Population: 59,329,691 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 19% (male 5,719,502; female 5,448,608)
      15-64 years: 65% (male 19,345,269; female 19,322,902)
      65 years and over: 16% (male 3,849,783; female 5,643,627) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.38% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 12.27 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 9.14 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 4.51 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 78.76 years
      male: 74.85 years
      female: 82.89 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.75 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
      adjective: French

      Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

      Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim (North African workers) 1%, unaffiliated 6%

      Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 99%
      male: 99%
      female: 99% (1980 est.)

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