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Colombia People

    Population: 39,309,422 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 6,556,566; female 6,402,115)
    15-64 years: 62% (male 11,966,306; female 12,593,685)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 807,282; female 983,468) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.85% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 24.45 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.59 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 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: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 24.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.48 years
    male: 66.54 years
    female: 74.54 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.87 children born/woman (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 95%

    Languages: Spanish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 91.3%
    male: 91.2%
    female: 91.4% (1995 est.)

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