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    Syria People - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/syria/syria_people.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      18,016,874 (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 (February 2003 est.) (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 38% (male 3,524,406; female 3,319,323)
      15-64 years: 58.7% (male 5,421,133; female 5,163,669)
      65 years and over: 3.3% (male 281,795; female 306,548) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 20 years
      male: 19.9 years
      female: 20.2 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.4% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      28.93 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      4.96 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 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: 0.92 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 30.6 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 30.35 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 30.82 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 69.71 years
      male: 68.47 years
      female: 71.02 years (2004 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      3.61 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.01% (2001 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: 76.9%
      male: 89.7%
      female: 64% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Syria on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Syria People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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