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    Belgium People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/belgium/belgium_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 10,274,595 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 17.3% (male 911,729; female 871,470)
      15-64 years: 65.6% (male 3,395,885; female 3,341,536)
      65 years and over: 17.1% (male 716,673; female 1,037,302) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 0.15% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 10.58 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 10.08 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate 0.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 4.64 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 78.13 years
      female: 81.62 years (2002 est.)
      male: 74.8 years

      Total fertility rate 1.61 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.15% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 7,700 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths less than 100 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Belgian(s)
      adjective: Belgian

      Ethnic groups Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%

      Religions Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%

      Languages Dutch 60%, French 40%, German less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98%
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

      NOTE: The information regarding Belgium on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belgium People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belgium People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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