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Finland's National Guard in Helsinki

Finland's National Guard in Helsinki

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Population: 5 255 003 (December 31 2005)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 19% (male 488 974; female 469 343)

15-64 years: 67% (male 1 736 883; female 1 700 466)

65 years and over: 14% (male 284 929; female 468 647) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.2% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 11.24 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 9.65 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.45 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

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

65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 3.82 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 77.15 years

male: 73.61 years

female: 80.83 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.73 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Finn(s)

adjective: Finnish

Ethnic groups: Finn 93% Swede 6% Lapp 0.11% Gypsy 0.12% Tatar 0.02%

Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 89% Greek Orthodox 1% none 9% other 1%

Languages: Finnish 93.5% (official) Swedish 6.3% (official) small Lapp- and Russian-speaking minorities

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 100% (1980 est.)

male: NA%

female: NA%

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