People in Kyrgyzstan

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Population: 4 522 281 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 36% (male 817 229; female 800 248)

15-64 years: 58% (male 1 285 520; female 1 337 259)

65 years and over: 6% (male 104 105; female 177 920) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.37% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 22.03 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.65 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -9.72 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.58 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 74.76 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 63.77 years

male: 59.45 years

female: 68.3 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.68 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Kyrgyzstani(s)

adjective: Kyrgyzstani

Ethnic groups: Kirghiz 52.4% Russian 18% Uzbek 12.9% Ukrainian 2.5% German 2.4% other 11.8%

Religions: Muslim 75% Russian Orthodox 20% other 5%

Languages: Kirghiz (Kyrgyz)—official language Russian—official language

note: in March 1996 the Kyrgyzstani legislature amended the constitution to make Russian an official language along with Kirghiz in territories and work places where Russian-speaking citizens predominate

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 97%

male: 99%

female: 96% (1989 est.)

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