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French Polynesia (overseas territory of France) People

    Population: 242,073 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 40,422; female 38,913)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 78,637; female 72,832)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 5,642; female 5,627) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.72% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.08 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.06 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 13.59 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 72.33 years
    male: 69.93 years
    female: 74.85 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.64 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: French Polynesian(s)
    adjective: French Polynesian

    Ethnic groups: Polynesian 78%, Chinese 12%, local French 6%, metropolitan French 4%

    Religions: Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 16%

    Languages: French (official), Tahitian (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 14 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 98%
    female: 98% (1977 est.)

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