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    Korea, North People 2001


      Population: 21,968,228 (July 2001 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 25.52% (male 2,873,390; female 2,733,163)
      15-64 years: 67.63% (male 7,301,531; female 7,556,554)
      65 years and over: 6.85% (male 486,805; female 1,016,785) (2001 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.22% (2001 est.)

      Birth rate: 19.1 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Death rate: 6.92 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.48 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2001 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 23.55 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.02 years
      male: 68.04 years
      female: 74.15 years (2001 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.26 children born/woman (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

      noun: Korean(s)
      adjective: Korean

      Ethnic groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

      Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
      note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom

      Languages: Korean

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
      total population: 99%
      male: 99%
      female: 99% (1990 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, North on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, North People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, North People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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