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Senegal People

    Population: 10,051,930 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 48% (male 2,403,384; female 2,416,791)
    15-64 years: 49% (male 2,360,113; female 2,594,278)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 134,765; female 142,599) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.32% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 43.88 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.71 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: 0.99 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 59.81 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 57.83 years
    male: 54.95 years
    female: 60.78 years (1999 est.)

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

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

    Ethnic groups: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Diola 3.7%, Mandink 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%

    Religions: Muslim 92%, indigenous beliefs 6%, Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)

    Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Diola, Mandingo

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 33.1%
    male: 43%
    female: 23.2% (1995 est.)

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