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Mozambique People

    Population: 19,124,335 (July 1999 est.)
    note: the 1997 Mozambican census reported a population of 16,542,800; other estimates range as low as 16.9 million

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 45% (male 4,236,545; female 4,325,586)
    15-64 years: 53% (male 4,941,048; female 5,181,282)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 182,857; female 257,017) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.54% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 42.75 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 17.31 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: 0.98 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 117.56 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 45.89 years
    male: 44.73 years
    female: 47.09 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.88 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Mozambican(s)
    adjective: Mozambican

    Ethnic groups: indigenous tribal groups 99.66% (Shangaan, Chokwe, Manyika, Sena, Makua, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%

    Religions: indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%

    Languages: Portuguese (official), indigenous dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 40.1%
    male: 57.7%
    female: 23.3% (1995 est.)

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