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Population: 66 050 004 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 36% (male 12 173 882; female 11 637 239)

15-64 years: 60% (male 20 108 426; female 19 718 302)

65 years and over: 4% (male 1 074 271; female 1 337 884) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.86% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 27.31 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.41 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.35 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 69.23 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 62.07 years

male: 60.09 years

female: 64.14 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.41 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Egyptian(s)

adjective: Egyptian

Ethnic groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians Bedouins and Berbers) 99% Greek Nubian Armenian other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94% (official estimate) Coptic Christian and other 6% (official estimate)

Languages: Arabic (official) English and French widely understood by educated classes

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 51.4%

male: 63.6%

female: 38.8% (1995 est.)

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