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Sudan People

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Population: 36,080,373 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  44.62% (male 8,227,011; female 7,870,783)

15-64 years:  53.29% (male 9,619,218; female 9,608,469)

65 years and over:  2.09% (male 425,898; female 328,994) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.79% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 37.89 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 10.04 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  1.29 male(s)/female

total population:  1.03 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 68.67 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  56.94 years

male:  55.85 years

female:  58.08 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.35 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.99% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Sudanese (singular and plural)

adjective:  Sudanese
Ethnic groups: black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%
Religions: Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English

note:  program of "Arabization" in process
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  46.1%

male:  57.7%

female:  34.6% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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