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    Ecuador People 2000

      Population: 12,920,092 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 36.23% (male 2,379,541; female 2,301,543)
      15-64 years: 59.4% (male 3,794,515; female 3,880,367)
      65 years and over: 4.37% (male 262,701; female 301,425) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.04% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 26.51 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.52 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 35.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.06 years
      male: 68.26 years
      female: 73.99 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.18 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Ecuadorian(s)
      adjective: Ecuadorian

      Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and Spanish) 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish and others 7%, black 3%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 95%

      Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 90.1%
      male: 92%
      female: 88.2% (1995 est.)

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