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Sudan People

    Population: 34,475,690 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 45% (male 7,941,909; female 7,614,225)
    15-64 years: 53% (male 9,094,712; female 9,061,194)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 423,389; female 340,261) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.71% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 39.34 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.6 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.68 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 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.24 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 70.94 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 56.4 years
    male: 55.41 years
    female: 57.44 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.58 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%

    Religions: Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)

    Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English
    note: program of Arabization in process

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 46.1%
    male: 57.7%
    female: 34.6% (1995 est.)

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