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Gabon People

    Population: 1,225,853 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 205,076; female 205,198)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 376,181; female 370,479)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 34,078; female 34,841) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.48% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27.89 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 13.07 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: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.98 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 83.1 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 56.98 years
    male: 53.98 years
    female: 60.08 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.77 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Gabonese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Gabonese

    Ethnic groups: Bantu tribes including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Eshira, Bapounou, Bateke), other Africans and Europeans 154,000, including 6,000 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality

    Religions: Christian 55%-75%, Muslim less than 1%, animist

    Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Bateke, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 63.2%
    male: 73.7%
    female: 53.3% (1995 est.)

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