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Latvia


    • Population:
      2,762,899 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        22% (female 294,521; male 304,830)

        15-64 years:
        65% (female 933,003; male 870,128)

        65 years and over:
        13% (female 247,476; male 112,941) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.5% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      13.71 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      12.49 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      3.76 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      21 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        69.65 years

        male:
        64.6 years

        female:
        74.95 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      1.97 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Latvian(s)

        adjective:
        Latvian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Latvian 51.8%, Russian 33.8%, Byelorussian 4.5%, Ukrainian 3.4%, Polish 2.3%, other 4.2%

    • Religions:
      Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox

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

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1989)

        total population:
        100%

        male:
        100%

        female:
        99%

    • Labor force:
      1.407 million

        by occupation:
        industry and construction 41%, agriculture and forestry 16%, other 43% (1990)






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