Moldova Population

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MOLDOVA

Sixty four and half percent of the people of Moldova are of Romanian descent, 13.8 percent are Ukrainian, 13.0 percent are Russian, 3.5 percent Gagauz, 2.0 percent Bulgarian, 1.5 percent Jewish, and 1.7 other groups , include Belarusian, Polish, Roma (Gypsy), and German. Moldovan (a dialect of Romanian) si the official language.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
4,434,547 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21.7% (male 490,414; female 472,912)
15-64 years: 68.2% (male 1,451,962; female 1,572,561)
65 years and over: 10.1% (male 165,860; female 280,838) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.09% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
13.82 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
12.64 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.28 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.59 male(s)/female
total population: 0.91 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
42.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 64.74 years
female: 69.31 years (2002 est.)
male: 60.39 years
Total fertility rate:
1.71 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.2% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
4,500 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Moldovan(s)
adjective: Moldovan
Ethnic groups:
Moldovan/Romanian 64.5%, Ukrainian 13.8%, Russian 13%, Jewish 1.5%, Bulgarian 2%, Gagauz and other 5.2% (1989 est.)
note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region
Religions:
Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5% (2000)
Languages:
Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian (official), Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 99%
female: 94% (1989 est.)