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Bangladesh People

    Population: 127,117,967 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 38% (male 24,516,722; female 23,346,904)
    15-64 years: 59% (male 38,441,064; female 36,586,743)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 2,303,613; female 1,922,921) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.59% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 25.2 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.5 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.79 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.2 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 69.68 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 60.6 years
    male: 60.73 years
    female: 60.46 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.86 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bangladeshi(s)
    adjective: Bangladesh

    Ethnic groups: Bengali 98%, Biharis 250,000, tribals less than 1 million

    Religions: Muslim 88.3%, Hindu 10.5%, other 1.2%

    Languages: Bangla (official), English

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 38.1%
    male: 49.4%
    female: 26.1% (1995 est.)

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