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    Syria People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/syria/syria_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 17,155,814 (July 2002 est.)
      note: in addition, about 40,000 people live in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - 20,000 Arabs (18,000 Druze and 2,000 Alawites) and about 20,000 Israeli settlers (August 2001 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 39.3% (male 3,467,267; female 3,264,639)
      15-64 years: 57.5% (male 5,052,841; female 4,817,662)
      65 years and over: 3.2% (male 267,803; female 285,602) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.5% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 30.11 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 5.12 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 32.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 69.08 years
      female: 70.32 years (2002 est.)
      male: 67.9 years

      Total fertility rate 3.84 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.01% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths NA

      Nationality
      noun: Syrian(s)
      adjective: Syrian

      Ethnic groups Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%

      Religions Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)

      Languages Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 70.8%
      male: 85.7%
      female: 55.8% (1997 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Syria 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 Syria People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.



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