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Bhutan People

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Population: 2,049,412 (July 2001 est.)

note:  other estimates range as low as 800,000
Age structure: 0-14 years:  39.99% (male 424,832; female 394,725)

15-64 years:  56.05% (male 591,152; female 557,498)

65 years and over:  3.96% (male 41,125; female 40,080) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.17% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 35.73 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 14.03 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.08 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.06 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  1.03 male(s)/female

total population:  1.07 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 108.89 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  52.79 years

male:  53.16 years

female:  52.41 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.07 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.01% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: less than 100 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Bhutanese (singular and plural)

adjective:  Bhutanese
Ethnic groups: Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%
Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
Languages: Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  42.2%

male:  56.2%

female:  28.1% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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