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Reunion (overseas department of France) People

    Population: 717,723 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 32% (male 118,401; female 112,878)
    15-64 years: 62% (male 218,952; female 225,292)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 17,506; female 24,694) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.75% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.16 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.64 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.9 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.73 years
    male: 72.69 years
    female: 78.93 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.64 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: French, African, Malagasy, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian

    Religions: Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Islam, Buddhist (1995)

    Languages: French (official), Creole widely used

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 79%
    male: 76%
    female: 80% (1982 est.)

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