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Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) People

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Population: 16,393,221

note:  estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  46.21% (male 3,802,397; female 3,773,455)

15-64 years:  51.57% (male 4,343,518; female 4,110,805)

65 years and over:  2.22% (male 180,463; female 182,583) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.51% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 40.38 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 16.65 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 1.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

note:  after Liberia's civil war started in 1990, more than 350,000 refugees fled to Cote d'Ivoire; by the end of 1999 most Liberian refugees were assumed to have returned
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.06 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.99 male(s)/female

total population:  1.03 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 93.65 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  44.93 years

male:  43.58 years

female:  46.33 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.7 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 10.76% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 760,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 72,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Ivorian(s)

adjective:  Ivorian
Ethnic groups: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (1998)
Religions: Christian 34%, Muslim 27%, no religion 21%, animist 15%, other 3% (1998)

note:  the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  48.5%

male:  57%

female:  40%


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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