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Comoros People

    Population: 562,723 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 43% (male 120,397; female 119,945)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 150,851; female 154,990)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 7,878; female 8,662) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.11% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 40.29 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.23 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 81.63 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 60.85 years
    male: 58.39 years
    female: 63.38 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.43 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Comoran(s)
    adjective: Comoran

    Ethnic groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava

    Religions: Sunni Muslim 86%, Roman Catholic 14%

    Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Comoran (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 57.3%
    male: 64.2%
    female: 50.4% (1995 est.)

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