Albania



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Albania People 2008


Population: 3,619,778 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 23.6% (male 447,126/female 406,757) 15-64 years: 66.9% (male 1,239,819/female 1,180,720) 65 years and over: 9.5% (male 160,241/female 185,115) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 29.5 years male: 28.9 years female: 30.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.538% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 15.22 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 5.44 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -4.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.1 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.1 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 19.31 deaths/1,000 live births male: 19.74 deaths/1,000 live births female: 18.83 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.78 years male: 75.12 years female: 80.71 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.02 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun: Albanian(s) adjective: Albanian
Ethnic groups: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% (Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian) (1989 est.) note: in 1989, other estimates of the Greek population ranged from 1% (official Albanian statistics) to 12% (from a Greek organization)
Religions: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10% note: percentages are estimates; there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation; all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice
Languages: Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
Literacy: definition: age 9 and over can read and write total population: 98.7% male: 99.2% female: 98.3% (2001 census)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 11 years male: 11 years female: 11 years (2004)
Education expenditures: 2.9% of GDP (2002)

NOTE: The information regarding Albania on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Albania People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.