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Turkey


    • Population:
      63,405,526 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        35% (female 10,815,288; male 11,203,723)

        15-64 years:
        60% (female 18,723,772; male 19,391,037)

        65 years and over:
        5% (female 1,764,363; male 1,507,343) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.97% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        71.48 years

        male:
        69.11 years

        female:
        73.96 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Turk(s)

        adjective:
        Turkish

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%

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

    • Languages:
      Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990)

        total population:
        79%

        male:
        90%

        female:
        68%

    • Labor force:
      20.4 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 44%, services 41%, industry 15%

        note:
        between 1.5 million and 1.8 million Turks work abroad (1994)






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