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Zambia People

    Population: 9,663,535 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 49% (male 2,381,937; female 2,355,807)
    15-64 years: 49% (male 2,308,715; female 2,379,994)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 107,427; female 129,655) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.12% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 44.51 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 22.56 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.78 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: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 91.85 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 36.96 years
    male: 36.72 years
    female: 37.21 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.35 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Zambian(s)
    adjective: Zambian

    Ethnic groups: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%

    Religions: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%

    Languages: English (official), major vernaculars—Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write English
    total population: 78.2%
    male: 85.6%
    female: 71.3% (1995 est.)

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