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Guinea People

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Population: 7,613,870 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  43.12% (male 1,637,000; female 1,645,786)

15-64 years:  54.19% (male 2,015,199; female 2,110,745)

65 years and over:  2.69% (male 84,586; female 120,554) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.96% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 39.78 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 17.53 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -2.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

note:  as a result of civil war in neighboring countries, Guinea is host to almost half a million Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugees
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  0.99 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.95 male(s)/female

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

total population:  0.96 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 129.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  45.91 years

male:  43.49 years

female:  48.42 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.39 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.54% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 55,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 5,600 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Guinean(s)

adjective:  Guinean
Ethnic groups: Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%
Religions: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
Languages: French (official), each ethnic group has its own language
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  35.9%

male:  49.9%

female:  21.9% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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