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Peru People

    Population: 26,624,582 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 35% (male 4,786,048; female 4,637,280)
    15-64 years: 60% (male 8,045,747; female 7,939,760)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 557,252; female 658,495) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.93% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 26.09 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.7 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 38.97 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.38 years
    male: 68.08 years
    female: 72.78 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.23 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Peruvian(s)
    adjective: Peruvian

    Ethnic groups: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%

    Religions: Roman Catholic

    Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 88.7%
    male: 94.5%
    female: 83% (1995 est.)

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