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Belarus People 2008


Population: 9,685,768 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 14.4% (male 717,885/female 677,254) 15-64 years: 70.9% (male 3,333,699/female 3,531,920) 65 years and over: 14.7% (male 459,627/female 965,383) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 38.4 years male: 35.4 years female: 41.3 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: -0.393% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 9.62 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 13.92 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: 0.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.48 male(s)/female total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 6.53 deaths/1,000 live births male: 7.56 deaths/1,000 live births female: 5.44 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.34 years male: 64.63 years female: 76.4 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.23 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.3% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 15,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,000 (2001 est.)
Nationality: noun: Belarusian(s) adjective: Belarusian
Ethnic groups: Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish 3.9%, Ukrainian 2.4%, other 1.1% (1999 census)
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)
Languages: Belarusian, Russian, other
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 99.6% male: 99.8% female: 99.4% (1999 census)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 15 years male: 14 years female: 15 years (2006)
Education expenditures: 6.1% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The information regarding Belarus 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 Belarus People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belarus People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.