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    Cape Verde People 2000

      Population: 401,343 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 44% (male 88,202; female 86,630)
      15-64 years: 50% (male 95,079; female 105,928)
      65 years and over: 6% (male 10,043; female 15,461) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.98% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 29.67 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 7.38 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -12.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 54.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 68.91 years
      male: 65.63 years
      female: 72.29 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 4.19 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Cape Verdean(s)
      adjective: Cape Verdean

      Ethnic groups: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%

      Religions: Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)

      Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 71.6%
      male: 81.4%
      female: 63.8% (1995 est.)

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