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Nigeria People

    Population: 113,828,587 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 45% (male 25,613,974; female 25,397,166)
    15-64 years: 52% (male 30,272,539; female 29,197,611)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 1,678,732; female 1,668,565) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.92% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 41.84 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 12.98 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.01 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 69.46 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 53.3 years
    male: 52.55 years
    female: 54.06 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.02 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Nigerian(s)
    adjective: Nigerian

    Ethnic groups: Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Ibo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Tiv

    Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%

    Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 57.1%
    male: 67.3%
    female: 47.3% (1995 est.)

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