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Martinique (overseas department of France) People

    Population: 411,539 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 47,933; female 46,957)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 136,058; female 138,935)
    65 years and over: 10% (male 17,530; female 24,126) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.03% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 16.3 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.94 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.76 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 79.27 years
    male: 76.47 years
    female: 82.13 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: African and African-white-Indian mixture 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%

    Languages: French, Creole patois

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 93%
    male: 92%
    female: 93% (1982 est.)

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