People in Equatorial Guinea

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Population: 454 001 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 43% (male 97 993; female 97 470)

15-64 years: 53% (male 114 960; female 126 453)

65 years and over: 4% (male 7 597; female 9 528) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.56% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 38.9 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 13.32 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female

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

65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 93.45 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 53.93 years

male: 51.61 years

female: 56.31 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.06 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Equatorial Guinean(s) or Equatoguinean(s)

adjective: Equatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean

Ethnic groups: Bioko (primarily Bubi some Fernandinos) Rio Muni (primarily Fang) Europeans less than 1 000 mostly Spanish

Religions: nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic pagan practices

Languages: Spanish (official) French (official) pidgin English Fang Bubi Ibo

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 78.5%

male: 89.6%

female: 68.1% (1995 est.)

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