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Population: 11 339 562 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 45% (male 2 611 684; female 2 533 313)

15-64 years: 52% (male 2 729 598; female 3 119 579)

65 years and over: 3% (male 142 836; female 202 552) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.51% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 41.63 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 16.49 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: 0.87 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 106.76 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 47.99 years

male: 46.64 years

female: 49.41 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.81 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Cambodian(s)

adjective: Cambodian

Ethnic groups: Khmer 90% Vietnamese 5% Chinese 1% other 4%

Religions: Theravada Buddhism 95% other 5%

Languages: Khmer (official) French

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 35%

male: 48%

female: 22% (1990 est.)

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