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SLOVAKIA

5,463,046 (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 112

Age structure:

0-14 years: 15.8% (male 442,168/female 422,055)
15-64 years: 71.7% (male 1,952,527/female 1,965,646)
65 years and over: 12.5% (male 254,510/female 426,140) (2009 est.)

Median age:

total: 36.9 years
male: 35.2 years
female: 38.6 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:

0.137% (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 187

Birth rate:

10.6 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 183

Death rate:

9.53 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 73

Net migration rate:

0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 70

Urbanization:

urban population: 56% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 0.2% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 6.84 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 171
male: 7.99 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.64 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 75.4 years
country comparison to the world: 78
male: 71.47 years
female: 79.53 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate:

1.35 children born/woman (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 204

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

less than 0.1% (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 150

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

fewer than 200 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 157

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 100 (2001 est.)

country comparison to the world: 141

Nationality:

noun: Slovak(s)
adjective: Slovak

Ethnic groups:

Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Religions:

Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)

Languages:

Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2004)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2006)

Education expenditures:


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The majority of the 5.3 million inhabitants of the Slovak Republic are Slovak (86%). Hungarians are the largest ethnic minority (11%) and are concentrated in the southern and eastern regions of Slovakia. Other ethnic groups include Roma, Czechs, Ruthenians, Ukrainians, Germans, and Poles.

The Slovak constitution guarantees freedom of religion. The majority of Slovak citizens (60%) practice Roman Catholicism; the second-largest group are Protestants. About 3,000 Jews remain of the estimated pre-WWII population of 120,000. The official state language is Slovak, and Hungarian is widely spoken in the southern region.

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