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Population in Azerbaijan exceeds 8.3 million

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14:30 20.01.2005
text: "Kazakhstan Today"
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The population of Azerbaijan reached 8 million 347 thousand people in 2005, the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan told KZ-today correspondent.

The population increased by 82 thousand people in 2004 against 2003. It is the highest index for the last nine years.

51.5% of inhabitants are living in cities, 48,5% in rural areas, the specialists says. The population consists to 51% of women and to 49% of men. The population for under 14-s made 26% and for 15-64 made 67%.

Average life in Azerbaijan is 72.4 years, for men it is 69.6 years and 75.2 years for women.

Translated by Nataliya Shirinskikh