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Belgium:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
10,403,951 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
343.6 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 16.3% (male 864,287/female 828,435)
15-64 years: 66.3% (male 3,476,802/female 3,416,383)
65 years and over: 17.5% (male 751,745/female 1,066,299) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 41.4 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 42.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.106% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
10.22 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
10.38 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.06 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 79.07 years
male: 75.9 years
female: 82.38 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.65 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
10,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 100 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Belgian(s)
adjective: Belgian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
Languages
Definition
Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


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