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    Turkey People 2000

      Population: 65,666,677 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 29% (male 9,722,217; female 9,375,920)
      15-64 years: 65% (male 21,671,638; female 20,966,110)
      65 years and over: 6% (male 1,811,599; female 2,119,193) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.27% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 18.65 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.96 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 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: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 48.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 70.97 years
      male: 68.63 years
      female: 73.41 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.16 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Turk(s)
      adjective: Turkish

      Ethnic groups: Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%

      Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)

      Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 82.3%
      male: 91.7%
      female: 72.4% (1995 est.)

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