People Cote d'Ivoire
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                             Population: 16,804,784
                                         note: estimates for this country
                                         explicitly take into account the
                                         effects of excess mortality due to
                                         AIDS; this can result in lower life
                                         expectancy, higher infant mortality
                                         and death rates, lower population
                                         and growth rates, and changes in
                                         the distribution of population by
                                         age and sex than would otherwise be
                                         expected (July 2002 est.)
                          Age structure: 0-14 years: 46% (male 3,874,651;
                                         female 3,847,080)
                                         15-64 years: 51.8% (male 4,468,242;
                                         female 4,238,998)
                                         65 years and over: 2.2% (male
                                         185,306; female 190,507) (2002
                                         est.)
                 Population growth rate: 2.45% (2002 est.)
                             Birth rate: 39.99 births/1,000 population (2002
                                         est.)
                             Death rate: 16.74 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                                         est.)
                     Net migration rate: 1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                         note: after Liberia's civil war
                                         started in 1990, more than 350,000
                                         refugees fled to Cote d'Ivoire; by
                                         the end of 1999 most Liberian
                                         refugees were assumed to have
                                         returned (2002 est.)
                              Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
                                         under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    
                                         15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                         65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/
                                         female
                                         total population: 1.03 male(s)/
                                         female (2002 est.)
                  Infant mortality rate: 92.23 deaths/1,000 live births
                                         (2002 est.)
               Life expectancy at birth: total population: 44.72 years
                                         female: 46.03 years (2002 est.)
                                         male: 43.45 years
                   Total fertility rate: 5.61 children born/woman (2002
                                         est.)
       HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 10.76% (1999 est.)
      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ 1 million (2000)
                                   AIDS:
                      HIV/AIDS - deaths: 72,000 (1999 est.)
                            Nationality: noun: Ivorian(s)
                                         adjective: Ivorian
                          Ethnic groups: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur
                                         17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous
                                         11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other
                                         2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and
                                         20,000 French) (1998)
                              Religions: Christian 20-30%, Muslim 35-40%,
                                         indigenous 25-40% (2001)
                                         note: the majority of foreigners
                                         (migratory workers) are Muslim
                                         (70%) and Christian (20%)
                              Languages: French (official), 60 native
                                         dialects with Dioula the most
                                         widely spoken
                               Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can
                                         read and write
                                         total population: 48.5%
                                         male: 57%
                                         female: 40%

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