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Population: 10,355,156 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  47.97% (male 2,528,484; female 2,439,051)

15-64 years:  49.75% (male 2,518,400; female 2,633,677)

65 years and over:  2.28% (male 123,589; female 111,955) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.72% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 50.68 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 22.71 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.96 male(s)/female

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

total population:  1 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 123.57 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  41.59 years

male:  41.74 years

female:  41.44 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 7.08 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.35% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 64,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 6,500 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Nigerien(s)

adjective:  Nigerien
Ethnic groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates
Religions: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christians
Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  13.6%

male:  20.9%

female:  6.6% (1995 est.)

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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