People in Burkina Faso

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Population: 11 266 393 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 48% (male 2 721 564; female 2 687 770)

15-64 years: 49% (male 2 616 375; female 2 899 923)

65 years and over: 3% (male 146 195; female 194 566) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.72% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 46.24 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 17.65 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -1.41 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 109.15 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 46.1 years

male: 45.38 years

female: 46.85 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.64 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Burkinabe (singular and plural)

adjective: Burkinabe

Ethnic groups: Mossi about 24% Gurunsi Senufo Lobi Bobo Mande Fulani

Religions: indigenous beliefs 40% Muslim 50% Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%

Languages: French (official) tribal languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 19.2%

male: 29.5%

female: 9.2% (1995 est.)

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