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Turkey now has 75,627,384 people residing in the country, according to official numbers revealed by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

A 903,115-person increase was seen over the previous year, with the male population nearing 50.2 percent, and female population accounting for around 49.8 percent. The population’s overall increase rate was 12 in 1,000, slower that last year’s rate of 13.5 in 1,000.

Eighteen percent of the country’s population resides in Istanbul, which has as an official population of 13.8 million.

The average age of the country increased up to 30, with the working age group also increasing in numbers, official numbers show.

January/28/2013

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