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People of Kyrgyzstan
Population (National Statistics Agency, Jan. 2003): 5,000,013.
Annual growth rate (2002 est.): 0.8%.
Ethnic groups (National Statistics Agency, Jan. 2002): Kyrgyz 66.3%; Russian 11.2%; Uzbek 14%; Dungan (ethnic Chinese Muslims) 1.1%; Uighurs 1%; Tatars 0.9% German 0.3%; other 5.2%.
Main religions: Muslim; Russian Orthodox.
Language: State--Kyrgyz; official (2001)--Russian.
Education: Nine years compulsory. Literacy--98.7%. Health (2001 est.): Infant mortality rate--21.8 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy--68.7 years.
Population distribution (National Statistics Agency Report, 2002): Urban 64.6%; rural 35.4%.