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Colombia People

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Population: 40,349,388 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  31.88% (male 6,507,282; female 6,354,454)

15-64 years:  63.37% (male 12,452,182; female 13,117,707)

65 years and over:  4.75% (male 859,967; female 1,057,796) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.64% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 22.41 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 5.69 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.95 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.81 male(s)/female

total population:  0.97 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 23.96 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  70.57 years

male:  66.71 years

female:  74.55 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.66 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.31% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 71,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,700 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Colombian(s)

adjective:  Colombian
Ethnic groups: mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 90%
Languages: Spanish
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  91.3%

male:  91.2%

female:  91.4% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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