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Population
Definition - World rank and map
48,668 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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34.8 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 21.9% (male 5,489/female 5,166)
15-64 years: 64% (male 16,650/female 14,482)
65 years and over: 14.1% (male 3,233/female 3,648) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 36.7 years
male: 36 years
female: 37.5 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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0.376% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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13.25 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
8.67 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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-0.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 6.46 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.69 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 79.29 years
male: 76.86 years
female: 81.89 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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2.45 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
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NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Faroese (singular and plural)
adjective: Faroese
Ethnic groups
Definition
Scandinavian
Religions
Definition
Evangelical Lutheran 83.8%, other and unspecified 16.2% (2006 administrative data)
Languages
Definition
Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Literacy
Definition
NA; note - probably 99%, the same as Denmark proper


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