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    India People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 966,783,171 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 35% (male 173,420,822; female 163,433,648)
      15-64 years: 61% (male 304,048,569; female 281,625,342)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 22,536,104; female 21,718,686) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.72% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 26.19 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 8.87 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate -0.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female
      total population : 1.07 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 65.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 62.41 years
      male: 61.68 years
      female: 63.18 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 3.29 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Indian(s)
      adjective: Indian

      Ethnic groups Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%

      Religions Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jains0.5%, other 0.4%

      Languages English enjoys associate status but is the most important language fornational, political, and commercial communication, Hindi the national languageand primary tongue of 30% of the people, Bengali (official), Telugu (official),Marathi (official), Tamil (official), Urdu (official), Gujarati (official),Malayalam (official), Kannada (official), Oriya (official), Punjabi (official),Assamese (official), Kashmiri (official), Sindhi (official), Sanskrit (official),Hindustani a popular variant of Hindu/Urdu, is spoken widely throughout northernIndia
      note : 24 languages each spoken by a million or more persons; numerous otherlanguages and dialects, for the most part mutually unintelligible

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 52%
      male: 65.5%
      female: 37.7% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding India on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of India People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about India People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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