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    Guatemala People 2000

      Population: 12,639,939 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 42% (male 2,735,107; female 2,622,412)
      15-64 years: 54% (male 3,411,575; female 3,413,932)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 213,791; female 243,122) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.63% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 35.05 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.92 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -1.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.88 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 47.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 66.18 years
      male: 63.53 years
      female: 68.96 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 4.66 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Guatemalan(s)
      adjective: Guatemalan

      Ethnic groups: Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish or assimilated Amerindian - in local Spanish called Ladino), approximately 56%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian, approximately 44%

      Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

      Languages: Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (more than 20 Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 55.6%
      male: 62.5%
      female: 48.6% (1995 est.)

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