People in Bulgaria

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Only place in the world where yes is a no and no is a yes:

Bulgarians nod their heads left and right (our no) for yes and up and down for no  (our yes)

Population: 8 240 426 (July 1998 est.)


Age structure:

0-14 years: 16% (male 696 131; female 662 335)

15-64 years: 68% (male 2 756 695; female 2 812 192)

65 years and over: 16% (male 564 698; female 748 375) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: -0.6% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 8.08 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 13.24 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.8 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 12.78 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 71.96 years

male: 68.39 years

female: 75.74 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.14 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Bulgarian(s)

adjective: Bulgarian

Ethnic groups: Bulgarian 85.3% Turk 8.5% Gypsy 2.6% Macedonian 2.5% Armenian 0.3% Russian 0.2% other 0.6%

Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 85% Muslim 13% Jewish 0.8% Roman Catholic 0.5% Uniate Catholic 0.2% Protestant Gregorian-Armenian and other 0.5%

Languages: Bulgarian secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98%

male: 99%

female: 97% (1992 est.)

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