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Gambia People




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Population: 1,411,205 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  45.22% (male 320,458; female 317,647)

15-64 years:  52.13% (male 364,900; female 370,717)

65 years and over:  2.65% (male 19,660; female 17,823) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.14% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 41.76 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 12.92 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 2.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.98 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  1.1 male(s)/female

total population:  1 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 77.84 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  53.59 years

male:  51.65 years

female:  55.58 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.68 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.95% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 13,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,400 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Gambian(s)

adjective:  Gambian
Ethnic groups: African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1%
Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  47.5%

male:  58.4%

female:  37.1% (2001 est.)

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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