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    Mauritania People 2000

      Population: 2,667,859 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 46% (male 617,077; female 614,961)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 677,238; female 697,524)
      65 years and over: 2% (male 25,417; female 35,642) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.94% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 43.36 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 13.97 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 78.15 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 50.76 years
      male: 48.7 years
      female: 52.87 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 6.29 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Mauritanian(s)
      adjective: Mauritanian

      Ethnic groups: mixed Maur/black 40%, Maur 30%, black 30%

      Religions: Muslim 100%

      Languages: Hasaniya Arabic (official), Pular, Soninke, Wolof (official), French

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 37.7%
      male: 49.6%
      female: 26.3% (1995 est.)

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