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Djibouti People

    Population: 447,439 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 43% (male 96,222; female 96,023)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 128,506; female 114,767)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 6,155; female 5,766) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.51% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 41.23 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 14.41 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -11.73 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: 1.12 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.07 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 100.24 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 51.54 years
    male: 49.48 years
    female: 53.67 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.87 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Djiboutian(s)
    adjective: Djiboutian

    Ethnic groups: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian 5%

    Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

    Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 46.2%
    male: 60.3%
    female: 32.7% (1995 est.)

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