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DENMARK

The Danes, a homogenous Gothic-Germanic people, have inhabited Denmark since prehistoric times. Danish is the principal language. A small German-speaking minority lives in southern Jutland; a mostly Inuit population inhabits Greenland; and the Faroe Islands have a Nordic population with its own language.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
5,368,854 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 18.7% (male 514,589; female 488,121)
15-64 years: 66.4% (male 1,806,722; female 1,760,149)
65 years and over: 14.9% (male 334,599; female 464,674) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.29% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
11.74 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
10.81 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
2.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
4.97 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 76.91 years
female: 79.67 years (2002 est.)
male: 74.3 years
Total fertility rate:
1.73 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.17% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
4,300 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Dane(s)
adjective: Danish
Ethnic groups:
Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
Religions:
Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%
Languages:
Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is the predominant second language
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: NA%
female: NA%