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Oman People

    Population: 2,446,645 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 41% (male 508,681; female 489,453)
    15-64 years: 57% (male 856,062; female 535,123)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 30,083; female 27,243) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.45% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 37.98 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.29 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.84 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: 1.6 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.1 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.33 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 24.71 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 71.3 years
    male: 69.31 years
    female: 73.39 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.11 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Omani(s)
    adjective: Omani

    Ethnic groups: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African

    Religions: Ibadhi Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu

    Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: NA
    total population: approaching 80%
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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