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Equatorial Guinea People

    Population: 465,746 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 43% (male 100,334; female 99,826)
    15-64 years: 53% (male 118,248; female 129,777)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 7,801; female 9,760) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.55% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 38.49 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 12.98 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)
    note: migration to Spain is a traditional and continuing factor; between 80% and 90% of Equatorial Guinean nationals going to Spain do not return

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 91.18 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 54.39 years
    male: 52.03 years
    female: 56.83 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Equatorial Guinean(s) or Equatoguinean(s)
    adjective: Equatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean

    Ethnic groups: Bioko (primarily Bubi, some Fernandinos), Rio Muni (primarily Fang), Europeans less than 1,000, mostly Spanish

    Religions: nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices

    Languages: Spanish (official), French (official), pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 78.5%
    male: 89.6%
    female: 68.1% (1995 est.)

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