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Near the port in Asuncion

Near the port in Asuncion

Qaya

Population: 5 291 020 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 39% (male 1 061 972; female 1 026 983)

15-64 years: 56% (male 1 483 089; female 1 473 372)

65 years and over: 5% (male 113 298; female 132 306) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.68% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 32.21 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.29 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.1 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: 1.01 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 37.39 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 72.23 years

male: 70.27 years

female: 74.29 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 4.26 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Paraguayan(s)

adjective: Paraguayan

Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95% white plus Amerindian 5%

Religions: Roman Catholic 90% Mennonite and other Protestant denominations

Languages: Spanish (official) Guarani

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 92.1%

male: 93.5%

female: 90.6% (1995 est.)

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