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Population: 4 905 827 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 48% (male 1 190 812; female 1 180 739)

15-64 years: 49% (male 1 175 570; female 1 252 274)

65 years and over: 3% (male 48 483; female 57 949) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.52% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 45.23 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 10 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

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

Sex ratio: 2 to 2

15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 79.8 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 58.78 years

male: 56.52 years

female: 61.12 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.6 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Togolese (singular and plural)

adjective: Togolese

Ethnic groups: native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe Mina and Kabre) 99% European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

Religions: indigenous beliefs 70% Christian 20% Muslim 10%

Languages: French (official and the language of commerce) Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south) Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 51.7%

male: 67%

female: 37% (1995 est.)

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