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Venezuela People

    Population: 23,203,466 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 3,988,499; female 3,741,568)
    15-64 years: 62% (male 7,231,546; female 7,184,769)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 484,071; female 573,013) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.71% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.25 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.93 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 26.51 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 72.95 years
    male: 69.97 years
    female: 76.16 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.61 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Venezuelan(s)
    adjective: Venezuelan

    Ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

    Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%

    Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 91.1%
    male: 91.8%
    female: 90.3% (1995 est.)

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