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Togo People

    Population: 5,081,413 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 48% (male 1,229,026; female 1,218,956)
    15-64 years: 50% (male 1,223,371; female 1,299,519)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 49,890; female 60,651) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.51% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 44.78 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.69 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 77.55 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 59.25 years
    male: 56.93 years
    female: 61.64 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.53 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Togolese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Togolese

    Ethnic groups: native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

    Religions: indigenous beliefs 70%, Christian 20%, Muslim 10%

    Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 51.7%
    male: 67%
    female: 37% (1995 est.)

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