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    Bhutan People 2000

      Population: 2,005,222
      note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 40% (male 417,627; female 387,927)
      15-64 years: 56% (male 576,533; female 544,076)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 40,081; female 38,978) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.19% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 36.22 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 14.32 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.03 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 110.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 52.4 years
      male: 52.79 years
      female: 51.99 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 5.13 children born/woman (2000 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups: Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%

      Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

      Languages: Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 42.2%
      male: 56.2%
      female: 28.1% (1995 est.)

      People - note: refugee issue over the presence in Nepal of approximately 96,500 Bhutanese refugees, 90% of whom are in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps

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