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Dzmitry Samakhvalau

Population: 10,293,011(July 2006 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 19% ( 982,959; female 942,062)

15-64 years: 68% (male 3,411,684; female 3,614,453)

65 years and over: 13% (male 466,929; female 948,632) (July 2000 est.)

Population growth rate: -0.17% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 9.27 births/1 000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 13.96 deaths/1 000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 3.01 migrant(s)/1 000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.49 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 14.63 deaths/1 000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 68 years

male: 61.83 years

female: 74.48 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.25 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Belarusian(s)

adjective: Belarusian

Ethnic groups: Byelorussian 77.9% Russian 13.2% Polish 4.1% Ukrainian 2.9% other 1.9%

Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80% other (including Roman Catholic Protestant Jewish and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

Languages: Byelorussian Russian other

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98%

male: 99%

female: 97% (1989 est.)

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