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    Latvia People 2000

      Population: 2,404,926 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 17% (male 212,483; female 203,417)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 777,289; female 849,967)
      65 years and over: 15% (male 116,575; female 245,195) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: -0.84% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 7.8 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 14.88 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -1.32 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: 0.91 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.48 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.85 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 15.71 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 68.41 years
      male: 62.48 years
      female: 74.62 years (2000 est.)

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

      Nationality:
      noun: Latvian(s)
      adjective: Latvian

      Ethnic groups: Latvian 56.5%, Russian 30.4%, Byelorussian 4.3%, Ukrainian 2.8%, Polish 2.6%, other 3.4%

      Religions: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox

      Languages: Lettish (official), Lithuanian, Russian, other

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 100%
      male: 100%
      female: 99% (1989 est.)

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