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Population: 1,221,175

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:  33.29% (male 203,677; female 202,833)

15-64 years:  60.77% (male 373,828; female 368,282)

65 years and over:  5.94% (male 35,867; female 36,688) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.02% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 27.42 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 17.22 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.02 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.98 male(s)/female

total population:  1.01 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 94.91 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  49.59 years

male:  48.47 years

female:  50.75 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.69 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 4.16% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 23,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 2,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Gabonese (singular and plural)

adjective:  Gabonese
Ethnic groups: Bantu tribes including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Eshira, Bapounou, Bateke), other Africans and Europeans 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality
Religions: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Bateke, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  63.2%

male:  73.7%

female:  53.3% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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