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Morocco People

    Population: 29,661,636 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 36% (male 5,409,322; female 5,208,742)
    15-64 years: 60% (male 8,773,625; female 8,922,976)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 619,164; female 727,807) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.84% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 25.78 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.12 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.27 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: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 50.96 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 68.87 years
    male: 66.85 years
    female: 70.99 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.24 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Moroccan(s)
    adjective: Moroccan

    Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99.1%, other 0.7%, Jewish 0.2%

    Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%

    Languages: Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 43.7%
    male: 56.6%
    female: 31% (1995 est.)

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