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Turkey:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
71,892,807 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
93.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 24.4% (male 8,937,515/female 8,608,375)
15-64 years: 68.6% (male 25,030,793/female 24,253,312)
65 years and over: 7% (male 2,307,236/female 2,755,576) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 29 years
male: 28.8 years
female: 29.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.013% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
16.15 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 36.98 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 40.44 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 33.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.14 years
male: 70.67 years
female: 75.73 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.87 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1%; note - no country specific models provided (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Turk(s)
adjective: Turkish
Ethnic groups
Definition
Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20% (estimated)
Religions
Definition
Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
Languages
Definition
Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian
note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the European part of Turkey
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 95.3%
female: 79.6% (2004 est.)


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