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    Syria People - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/syria/syria_people.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 17,585,540 (July 2002 est.)
      note: in addition, about 40,000 people live in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - 20,000 Arabs (18,000 Druze and 2,000 Alawites) and about 20,000 Israeli settlers (February 2003 est.) (July 2003 est.)


      Age structure: 0-14 years: 38.6% (male 3,494,473; female 3,290,699)
      15-64 years: 58.2% (male 5,238,026; female 4,991,588)
      65 years and over: 3.2% (male 274,744; female 296,010) (2003 est.)


      Median age: total: 19.7 years
      male: 19.6 years
      female: 19.9 years (2002)


      Population growth rate: 2.45% (2003 est.)


      Birth rate: 29.54 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Death rate: 5.04 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2003 est.)


      Infant mortality rate: total: 31.67 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 31.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 31.89 deaths/1,000 live births


      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.39 years
      male: 68.18 years
      female: 70.67 years (2003 est.)


      Total fertility rate: 3.72 children born/woman (2003 est.)


      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.01% (2001 est.)


      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA


      HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA


      Nationality: noun: Syrian(s)
      adjective: Syrian


      Ethnic groups: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%


      Religions: Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)


      Languages: Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood


      Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 76.9%
      male: 89.7%
      female: 64% (2003 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Syria on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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