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Mongolian Cowboy

Mongolian Cowboy

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Population: 2 578 530 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 37% (male 483 795; female 468 700)

15-64 years: 59% (male 764 665; female 764 825)

65 years and over: 4% (male 41 488; female 55 057) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.54% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 23.56 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.19 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

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

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female

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

Infant mortality rate: 66.34 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 61.46 years

male: 59.4 years

female: 63.61 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.75 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Mongolian(s)

adjective: Mongolian

Ethnic groups: Mongol 90% Kazakh 4% Chinese 2% Russian 2% other 2%

Religions: predominantly Tibetan Buddhist Muslim 4%

note: previously limited religious activity because of communist regime

Languages: Khalkha Mongol 90% Turkic Russian Chinese

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 82.9%

male: 88.6%

female: 77.2% (1988 est.)

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